• 23/06/2024 20:15

“Be that as it may, he is Ukrainian and comes out with the flag of Ukraine”: the ex-world champion stood up for Lomachenko

ByИван Дунаев

May 12, 2024

Vyacheslav Senchenko suggested that Vasily helps his homeland “not in word, but in deed.”

Former world welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko reacted to a striking victory Vasiliy Lomachenko over Australian George Kambosos in the fight for the vacant IBF belt in the lightweight division.

Senchenko came to the defense of his compatriot, who faced a barrage of criticism due to the fact that after his triumph he did not say a word about Ukraine and the war with the Russian occupiers.

Vyacheslav admitted that he also expected words from Vasily support for Ukraine. At the same time, he did not rule out that Lomachenko’s position is to help his homeland “in deed, not in words.”

“Congratulations to Ukraine on the new world champion. My impression is a cool and bright fight. Vasily approached the fight in good shape. I won’t say that this was perhaps his best shape, but he was in great shape. It was clear that he was fine did not interfere, without injuries.

As I said before the fight, if Lomachenko approaches the fight without injuries, then I don’t see a chance for Kambosos. And so it turned out that the boxers had different levels. the class is a cut above, the technical base is much better and the result is an early victory by technical knockout.

I, like all Ukrainians, would like to hear words of support for Ukraine from the champion. Well, perhaps, as Alina Shaternikova says, he helps a lot, so perhaps his personal attitude is helping in deed, not in word. Be that as it may, he is Ukrainian and comes out with the flag of Ukraine, so I congratulate him on his victory,” Senchenko said in a comment to Tribuna.com.

Lomachenko knocked out Kambosos in 11th round and won the vacant IBF lightweight world champion belt. Now the 36-year-old Ukrainian has 18 victories (12 by knockout) and 3 defeats in the professional ring.

It was previously reported that Lomachenko commented on his spectacular victory over Kambosos and winning the championship title. The Australian also spoke about his defeat from the Ukrainian.

The boxing world was delighted. Lomachenko's spectacular victory over Kambosos. World heavyweight champion WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF Aleksandr Usyk has already reacted to the success of his godfather and compatriot.

Remember, on our website you can watch video of the best moments of the fight between Lomachenko and Kambosos.


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