Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/30/14

BEIJING - AUGUST 23: Gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Feather (57kg) Final Bout held at Workers' Indoor Arena on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Two-time gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko is ready to begin his pro boxing career. Top Rank has signed the Ukrainian Olympic star, the promotional company announced Friday. Lomachenko is widely considered one of the greatest amateur boxers of the past several decades. He won Olympic gold medals with unbeaten runs in Beijing and London, and he claimed two world championships in between. After considering a career with the professional arm of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) last year, Lomachenko interviewed with several top North American promoters last month, eventually choosing Bob Arum's company. Lomachenko is expected to begin his pro career as a featherweight. Last month, he told The Associated Press he hopes to fight for a world title within a year.
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