Vasyl Lomachenko is widely regarded as one of the top three pound-for-pounder boxers in the world. Lomachenko was one of the most successful amateur boxers of all times, racking up a record of 396-1, before winning two gold medals in the Olympics, and claiming the WBO featherweight and super featherweight titles as a pro. On Saturday, May 12, Lomachenko goes for his third world title when he faces Jorge Linares for the WBA (Super) and The Ring lightweight titles.
How much is Lomachenko worth in 2019?
Vasyl Lomachenko Net Worth 2018: $5.5 million
Lomachenko is worth an estimated $5.5 million, according to online reports. The Ukranian boxer is the current WBO super featherweight champion and brings in a reported $1 million purse per fight. Lomachenko was named the HBO Boxer of the Year for the previous two years, while also bringing home Fighter of the Year from the Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring.
About Vasyl Lomachenko
Lomachenko was born February 17, 1988, in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. Before ever suiting up as a boxer, Lomachenko’s father Anatoly did not allow him to train until he attended ballet classes and gymnastics. Anatoly was a boxing coach, which influenced Lomachenko’s decision to pursue the sport. Had his father not been a boxing coach, Lomachenko says he would have pursued a professional ice hockey career.
Amateur Career (Pre-2007-2013)
As an amateur, Lomachenko was one of the best to ever lace up his gloves. Lomachenko won gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, before winning the World Championships the following year in Milan. Lomachenko would also win the World Championships in 2011, before winning his second straight Olympic gold medal in London. Lomachenko amassed an amateur record of 396-1 before turning pro.
Professional Career (2013-Present Day)
As a professional, the Ukranian boxer holds a record of 10-1. Lomachenko won the WBO international featherweight title in his pro debut, before dropping his second bout to Orlando Salido. Lomachenko would go on to claim the vacant WBO featherweight title in June 2014, before winning the WBO junior lightweight title two years later. On Saturday, May 12, Lomachenko faces off against Jorge Linares for the WBA super and The Ring lightweight titles.
Vasyl Lomachenko ranks among the top ten Pound-for- pound boxers in the boxing elite list in the beginning of 2019. Ranks are based on wins and weigh-ups.