April 12, 2021

Boxing – Lomachenko knocks out Martinez for historic 2nd title

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Vasyl Lomachenko holds the championship belt after defeating Roman Martinez by knock out during the fifth round of their Junior Lightweight WBO World Championship bout on June 11, 2016 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Boxing - Lomachenko knocks out Martinez for historic 2nd title
By Yahoo Sports
Vasyl Lomachenko beat Roman Martinez to win the Junior Lightweight WBO World Championship. Rich Schultz/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Rich Schultz)

– Ukraine’s Vasyl Lomachenko knocked out Roman Martinez to grab the World Boxing Organization super featherweight world title — his second world belt in just his seventh pro bout. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Lomachenko sent Puerto Rico’s Martinez sprawling on his back with a devastating left uppercut-right hook combination to win by knockout at 1:09 of the fifth round. He improved to 6-1 with three knockouts — and became the fastest fighter to gain world titles in two weight divisions. “I need more fights. It’s not enough fights for me. I need fights to get better,” he said. Lomachenko compiled an amateur record of 396-1 with Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012.