Opinion | Mar 29 2017

Vasyl Lomachenko – ‘The best fighter since Muhammad Ali’

High praise indeed for Vasyl Lomachenko as he prepares for Jason Sosa, writes Lee Gormley
vasyl lomachenko vs Jorge Linares fight time
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“BOXING is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.”

MANY fighters have fallen victim to George Foreman’s famous words, with their own unique brand of combat being viewed as boring or lacklustre to the widespread audiences that tune in or show up seeking nothing more than a pulsating scrap.

Guillermo Rigondeaux is a key modern day example, with the Cuban slickster’s supreme ring abilities seeing him largely avoided and under-appreciated. In truth, his own talent has ironically hindered his professional career to date.

 

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