Two-time Olympic Gold medallist Vasyl Lomachenko began his professional journey against Jose Luis Ramirez on this day in 2013.
There was a lot of hype surrounding the Ukrainian boxing hero turning pro. A stellar amateur career that saw Lomachenko pick up two Olympic Golds medals ended in him switching to the professional ranks with a 94-2 record.
Jose Luis Ramirez would be the first man to compete with Lomachenko as a professional, as Lomachenko looked to instantly gate-crash the rankings as the WBO international featherweight title would be on the line. The bout was scheduled for 10 rounds, but Lomachenko would not need all 10. Lomachenko showcased his slippery style that we have all gone on to love for the first time, as he made it near impossible for Ramirez to land a glove on him. Lomachenko would emphatically close the show in the fourth round, as he would land a beautiful uppercut to send Ramirez to the canvas and not answer the 10-count.
#OTD in 2012, @VasylLomachenko made his highly anticipated pro debut 📈 pic.twitter.com/u9Pm6bj66r
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) October 12, 2022
Lomachenko has since gone on to become a three-weight world champion and a name recognised by all boxing fans. Lomachenko’s next fight is pencilled in for October 29th where he faces the undefeated Jamaine Ortiz at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York.