Posted August 10, 2012 on
AP on Fox
World champion Vasyl Lomachenko and four of his medal-winning teammates on Ukraine's dominant Olympic boxing team have signed with a new professional boxing venture created by the governing body of the amateur sport.
AIBA President Wu Ching-Kuo announced his signings of the world's best amateur boxer and his four talented teammates to The Associated Press on Friday.
Lomachenko has dominated his sport since his gold medal-winning performance at the Beijing Games, winning two world titles with crowd-pleasing skills that have attracted enormous interest from professional promoters worldwide.
The deals with five fighters on the most powerful team at the London Olympics are an enormous coup for Wu's organization and its fledgling AIBA Professional Boxing (APB), a novel venture - similar to a league - scheduled to begin regular shows in the fall of 2013.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine won his second straight Olympic boxing gold medal on Sunday, completing his domination of the London lightweights with a 19-9 victory over South Korea's Han Soon-chul.
Lomachenko is the unofficial pound-for-pound king of amateur boxing after following up his featherweight gold in Beijing with two world championships. He is now the first two-time gold...
Great Britain and Kazakhstan sent two fighters apiece to the weekend's gold medal bouts in the late Friday Semifinals session, but it wasn't easy for three of the four. Meanwhile, the two finest male fighters of the Olympics, Vasyl Lomachenko and Robeisy Ramirez, continued to dazzle. Those two are spooky boxing machines. I think they might be Cylons. Alex brought you the early Semis...
Top pound for pound amateur Lomachenko is latest addition to APB
The AIBA Professional Boxing (APB) Program has underlined its position at the top of world boxing after signing Ukrainian Olympic Champion Vasyl Lomachenko and teammates AIBA World Champions Oleksandr Usyk and Taras Shelestyuk for the competition, which starts next year.
AIBA is also delighted to announce that...
Olympic boxing’s final night in London had close bouts and blowouts, but thankfully avoided the controversy that has dogged the rest of the tournament (for the most part). After 272 fights, it’s all over. Britain’s Anthony Joshua capped off a great showing for the host nation, winning the gold medal on countback in the super heavyweight division in the final boxing contest...
Ramirez Carrazana, Lomachenko, Sapiyev, Mekhontcev and Joshua crowned Olympic Champions
Five sensational bouts brought the London 2012 Olympic Games to a close at the packed ExCel Arena with the very best putting on a spectacular show in a fitting end to an unforgettable sixteen days of top-class action.
The first final was the Flyweight (52kg) showdown between the Cuban rising...
On Sunday, the final day of Olympics boxing action was held at the ExCel in London. Five more gold medals were at stake, with sensational matches lined up such as the Super Heavyweight showdown between Roberto Cammerelle of Italy and Anthony Joshua of Great Britain. Great Britain was also represented by Freddie Evans, while defending Val Barker Cup winner Vasyl Lomachenko from Ukraine...