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As of January 2018, Lomachenko is ranked as the world's best active boxer, pound for pound, by ESPN; second by theTransnational Boxing Rankings Board; and third by The Ring magazine and BoxRec. He is also ranked by all four as the world's best active super featherweight. The Ring named Lomachenko as their Prospect of the Year in 2013. CBS Sports named him Boxer of the Year in 2016, while HBO Sportsnamed him Boxer of the Year in 2016 and in 2017.The Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring named him Fighter of the Year in 2017.

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Lomachenko was coached by his father Anatoly from a young age. He claims that if his father had not been a boxing coach he probably would have chosen to play ice hockey professionally. According to Bob Arum in 2017, Lomachenko's father did not let him train for boxing until he attended ballet classes. He then went on to gymnastics before finally getting into the ring.

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At the World Championships 2007 in Chicago he beat Abner Cotto in the first round, Theodoros Papazov, Arturo Santos Reyes, andLi Yang in the semifinal to reach a fight against Russian favorite Albert Selimov, another southpaw, to whom he lost, 11:16.

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Lomachenko won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. He avenged his 2007 World Championship defeat by Selimov in the first round. Lomachenko beat his five opponents by an astonishing 58–13 on the way to his first gold medal, and was subsequently named the outstanding boxer for the tournament and awarded the Val Barker Trophy.

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In 2012 London Olympics he won his second consecutive Gold Medal. He defeated Han Soon-Chul of South Korea in the final by 19–9.

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Lomachenko finished his amateur career with an impressive career record of 396 wins and only one loss, to Albert Selimov, which was avenged twice.

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Prior to turning professional, Lomachenko competed in the lightweight division of theWorld Series of Boxing (WSB) from January to May 2013. Despite having six fights in this tournament, some outlets would later claim that those fights should have counted towards Lomachenko's professional record prior to his official debut later that year, due to the lack of headgear and rounds being scored using the ten-point must system in WSB.

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Lucas Martin Matthysse has held the WBA "regular" welterweight title since January 2018, and previously the WBC interim super lightweight title from 2012 to 2013.

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Vasyl Lomachenko outlined his eagerness to unify the lightweight division after stopping Jorge Linares, but his promoter, Bob Arum, anticipates difficulty in securing a fight against Mikey Garcia.

Lomachenko again made history at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, becoming world champion in a third weight division in only his 12th professional fight - an unprecedented achievement.

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Matthysse is known for his aggressive fighting style and powerful punches that could stop opponents thus the monicker "La Maquina" (The Machine). His older brother is former professional boxer Walter Matthysse. 

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On November 6, 2010 Matthysse lost a very disputed split decision against former world champion Zab Judah at the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey. Two judges scored the fight 114–113 for Judah, while the third judge saw it 114–113 for Matthysse. 

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On June 25, 2011 Matthysse faced former world champion, Devon Alexander in another tightly fought, but highly controversial split decision defeat. The judges in the Family Arena in St. Louis, Missouri had the fight 96–93 and 95–94 for Alexander, and 96–93 for Matthysse. 

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On September 14 against Danny Garcia, Matthysse was a heavy favorite against Garcia despite being the challenger at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada. Matthysee gallantly fought, but Garcia knocked him down in the 11th round, a first for the Argentine challenger. The judges gave Garcia a unanimous decision of 115-111, 114-112 and 114-112. 

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On October 3, Matthysse once again was a substantial favorite to win over the undefeated Ukrainian Viktor Postol at the StubHub Center, Carson, California. But Postol dominated Matthysse and a counter right hand knocked him down in the 10th round. Matthysse did not get up alluding to a conceivable injury in his eye. He would then rest for a year-and-a-half after undergoing an eye surgery. 

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Matthysse expects fireworks to explode during his much awaited title defense fight and still he considers Pacquiao   (59-7-2, 38 KOs) as a dangerous fighter.  But Matthysse believes the veteran has aged and no longer has the same endowment that won for him eight division title belts.

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