KO Of The Year? Vasyl Lomachenko Destroys Rocky Martinez at MSG Theater
On Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York, live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark, Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (6-1, 4 KO) scored the biggest win of his professional career—and he did it with style. He captured the WBO super featherweight title when he punctuated a dominant performance with a devastating KO finish.
The 28-year-old Ukrainian stopped 33-year-old Puerto Rican champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-3-3) with a sizzling left-uppercut-right-hook combination that sent the latter sprawling.
Despite having just seven professional fights, the decorated amateur champion has now won two world titles—and he’s looking for more.
His only loss came in his second pro fight back in 2014 against Orlando Salido. Per The Los Angeles Times’ Lance Pugmire, Lomachenko is eager to avenge that split-decision defeat: