Ukraine’s Lomachenko knocks out Martinez for WBO title

Vasyl Lomachenko turned a Puerto Rican celebration into a Ukrainian holiday with a brutal knockout of Rocky Martinez to take the WBO junior lightweight title Saturday night.

On the eve of Puerto Rico Day, two-time Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko was dominant. Scoring with vicious left-handed leads, he connected on four straight, including a precise uppercut in the fifth round. Lomachenko followed that with a stunning right that flattened Martinez, who remained on the canvas for several moments.

Vasyl Lomachenko, left, of Ukraine, knocks down Roman Martinez, of Puerto Rico, during the fifth round of a WBO junior lightweight title boxing match Saturday, June 11, 2016, in New York. Lomachenko stopped Martinez in the fifth round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

1 Comment

  1. Beauregard

    Holey Moley!

    As if you are not already on Putin’s must go list, you now suggest what?

    What was that posting about how many Putin puppets or henchmen were in Kiev?

    I would suggest arming your wife with a 9mm luger conbat style with anti personnel bullets, yes?

    What about Danny?

    Gun’s not legal? I bet Putin’s boys do not follow that law…

    And maybe you need to open that old duffel bag and pull out that body armor.

    Putin is evil and just waiting to strike… and he will.


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