Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Stats - Orlando Salido Vs Vasyl Lomachenko

Orlando Salido (40(28)-12(5)-2) - Height 5'6'' - Reach 67'' - 33 years old
Vasyl Lomachenko (1(1)-0(0)-0) - Height 5'6.5'' - Reach ?? - 26 years old

Mexican featherweight world champ Orlando Salido is putting his strap on the line against a guy who will be competing in only his second professional fight on March 1st, but this isn't any old guy, this is amateur boxing legend Vasyl Lomachenko.

Lomachenko is Ukraine's favourite boxing son having achieved two Olympic gold medals in a six year amateur career where he built an unparalleled record of 396 wins and only one loss, and the loss he avenged twice.

Salido's career have been much more varied; after losing his debut bout, way back in 1996, he only won eight of his first 15 bouts. Since then however, Salido has gained traction and his only defeats in the last five years have been to world class operators Mikey Garcia and Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Lomachenko has already shown power in his professional career but many people were quick to point out defensive lapses and amateurish footwork in his first fight. The Olympic legend will need to have those things fixed by fight night as Salido has stopped eight of the last nine opponents he has beaten.

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