WATCH: Pinoy Olympian Charly Suarez once fought two-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 07, 2017 11:19 AM
Charly Suarez and Vasyl Lomachenko once crossed paths in their amateur careers via the World Series of Boxing in 2013. (AP Photos)
Ukrainian junior lightweight Vasyl 'Hi-Tech' Lomachenko is considered by many as one of the best boxers alive today.
The 29-year old reigning WBO junior lightweight champion and former WBO featherweight champion boasts a 9-1 professional record, but his in-ring performances make it appear as if he's had way more experience than his record shows.
That's because as an amateur, Lomachenko compiled an impressive 396-1 record, which includes stints in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games, where he took gold in the featherweight and lightweight divisions, respectively.
Prior to turning pro in 2013, Lomachencko competed in the World Series of Boxing as a member of the Ukraine Otamans.
In one of his fights during the tournament, he faced off against none other than Pinoy would-be Olympian Charly Suarez, who was part of the Dolce and Gabbana Italia Thunder team.
By this time, Suarez had already claimed gold in the 2009 and 2011 Southeast Asian games, as well as earning podium placing in numerous competitions.
Lomachenko and Suarez put on quite the five-round battle, but in the end, the Ukrainian did enough to outpoint the Pinoy.
Check out the fight below:
The bout happened in February of 2013. Later that October, Lomachenko made his professional debut.