Vasyl Lomachenko vs Anthony Crolla: Watch Loma’s only amateur defeat against Albert Selimov at the 2007 World Championships


Vasyl Lomachenko vs Anthony Crolla: Watch Loma’s only amateur defeat against Albert Selimov at the 2007 World Championships

Vasyl Lomachenko is one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time.

The double Olympic gold medallist and two-time world champion is among the most decorated fighters in the history of the sport.

As a professional, Vasyl Lomachenko is the unified WBA and WBO lightweight champion
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From his teenage years all the way up to the age of 25, Loma had no mercy in the amateur ranks and built up a remarkable record consisting of 396 wins from 397 bouts.

His sole defeat came against Russia’s Albert Selimov at the 2007 World Championships.

Lomachenko was just 19 and attending his first major competition at the time.

He maintained his undefeated record to make the final, however, he only left with the silver medal.

Selimov beat him 16:11 on points and the young Ukrainian was visibly distraught as the result was announced.

After this day, Lomachenko never lost another amateur bout and even got revenge on Selimov by beating him twice in their two future contests.

Lomachenko was horrified after his only defeat

Now, as a professional, Vasyl Lomachenko has a record of 12 wins from 13 bouts.

His only defeat came in controversial fashion in 2013, against Orlando Salido, as he leapt up in levels, boldly attempting to win a world title in just his second pro bout.

As in the amateurs, Loma has gone from strength to strength since suffering the loss and is now a three-weight world champion.

He is currently the unified WBA and WBO lightweight king, and is set to make his next defence against Manchester’s Anthony Crolla on Friday night in Los Angeles.