1 Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux
In this 2017 battle between arguably the two finest pure technicians of the modern era Lomachenko eventually came out on top because he was simply too big for the diminutive Rigondeaux. Able to bully him and move him around, Lomachenko celebrated as his Cuban opponent withdrew from the fight after six rounds.
2 Haney vs George Kambosos Jr 1
While not the most exciting fight in lightweight history, the clinic Haney produced against Kambosos in June 2022 was impressive given he was both fighting in Australia and fighting a man, in Kambosos, who had just upset Teofimo Lopez. That Haney made it look so easy is a testament to his skill level.
3 Lomachenko vs Jorge Linares
One of the best fights of Lomachenko’s career, this 2018 brawl with Linares saw two well-schooled fighters throw in just enough drama to make things interesting. Ultimately, though, after being dropped himself in round six, Lomachenko took Linares out in the 10th.
4 Lomachenko vs Gary Russell Jnr
The fact Lomachenko outpointed Russell Jnr in just his third fight says everything about the prodigious Ukrainian. While perhaps not at his peak back in 2014, Russell, despite the loss, would later go on to prove his quality by winning the WBC featherweight belt.
5 Haney vs George Kambosos Jr 2
As predictable as it was pointless, Haney did at least prove fight number one was no fluke by returning to Australia and beating Kambosos all over again sometime later in 2022. He did so, once more, with his talent and with his jab.
6 Lomachenko vs Nicholas Walters
Though losing to Lomachenko effectively led to his retirement, Walters, before that night in 2016, was a feared destroyer of the featherweight division, having stayed unbeaten in 27 fights. Lomachenko, however, just 6-1 at the time, had no problem extinguishing the Jamaican’s threat.
7 Haney vs Joseph Diaz
Diaz, a former IBF belt-holder at super-featherweight, met Haney at lightweight in 2021, with the WBC belt at stake, and found himself on the receiving end of a unanimous decision.
8 Haney vs Jorge Linares
Too old by the time they crossed paths, and certainly not the same fighter who faced Lomachenko three years prior, Linares’ 2021 loss to Haney – by decision – was the beginning of the end for the classy Venezuelan.
9 Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell
Lomachenko’s 2019 decision win over Campbell was the first and so far only time he has appeared in the UK and what a privilege it was to see him perform. Always one step ahead of his opponent, a fellow Olympic champion, Lomachenko put on quite the show.
10 Haney vs Yuriorkis Gamboa
This was far from vintage Gamboa, particularly given he had just been stopped by Gervonta Davis, yet Haney still had to get the job done when he clashed with the Cuban in 2021. That he did, too, winning widely on the cards after 12 rounds.