Bob Arum Feels Vasiliy Lomachenko’s Best Is Yet To Come After His Dominating Win

SUMMARY

  • Vasiliy Lomachenko defeated George Kambosos Jr. to win the IBF Lightweight Championship.
  • Later, Lomachenko’s promoter, the legendary Bob Arum, made some bold claims!

Vasiliy Lomachenko marked a triumphant return to the ring with his victory over George Kambosos Jr. in Australia. With many clamoring for him to return to winning ways, the boxer did just that and in dominant fashion too. In addition, his performance made many people feel as if he had just turned back the clock.

For those who don’t know, Vasiliy Lomachenko recently faced George Kambosos Jr. at the RAC Arena in Perth. With the two boxers often in and around each other’s orbit, a conflict between them was always promoted and teased. That said, the opportune moment for them to finally throw down arrived at the right time and resulted in a resounding victory for Lomachenko.

In what was essentially a complete and utter shutout by Vasiliy Lomachenko, he became champion again. After losing to Devin Haney last year, there was serious talk of Loma possibly reaching the end of his illustrious career. Instead, the former WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring lightweight champion now finds himself as the holder of the IBF lightweight title.

Bob Arum praises the sublime performance of Vasiliy Lomachenko

Regardless, it was one of his most impressive performances in recent times. Now moving to 18-3, Vasiliy Lomachenko has breathed life into his seemingly moribund career. However, the way he went about his business on Saturday night has fans and others optimistic about a second wind in Loma’s career. Seeing as he has a tendency to live in the latter parts of his battles, it would make a lot of sense.

That said, Top Rank Boxing CEO Bob Arum had some high praise for Lomachenko as well. According to the 92-year-old, it was like seeing the superstar as he was in his first professional bout back in 2013.

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“Well, it was a brilliant performance and for me, having seen his first professional fight, it was almost like turning back the clock. This was a vintage Loma performance and I truly believe that if he continues in this sport, he will be even more dominant in the next few fights he will have.”

All things considered, the mere mention of Vasiliy Lomachenko and his next few fights will get a lot of people excited. Having found his hunger and determination again, it’s clear that a career resurgence for the 36-year-old boxer is imminent. While there are some very obvious rematches for him to complete, he has also registered interest in another big name fighter.

Vasiliy Lomachenko hints at future plans with a response to Gervonta Davis

First, one must fully understand how dominant Vasily Lomachenko was on the night. Taking on the IBO lightweight champion, Loma showed a clear gap in the skill level between himself and George Cambosos. As he usually does, the Ukrainian took a backseat to the opening exchanges, avoiding whatever Kambosos had to offer, before countering with his heavy left hand.

From Round 10, a shocking statistic appeared on everyone’s screen in what Kambos had did not record 10 or more punches in any of the Circles. Shifting his focus to the body of the already bleeding Aussie, “The Matrix” turned his attention to damaging his opponent’s body in the latter half of the fight. Ultimately, his decision paid dividends with Loma able to knock his man down.

Although Kambos beat the count, he was swarmed immediately afterward, forcing him to the ground while his corner threw in the towel. As Vasiliy reveled in his glory and success, he was apparently claimed by Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, who is currently scheduled to face Frank Martin on June 15, 2024. When he popped the question, Lomachenko expressed his interest in the same, perhaps in the near future.

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