Vasyl Lomachenko stripped of first place in WBO rankings
Former three-weight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) lost the top spot in the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) rankings after his fight with WBC, IBF, WBA Super, WBO titles holder Devin Haney (30-0, 15 KOs). Now the 35-year-old native of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi is ranked second.
Another representative of Ukraine, Denys Berinchik, remained in third place.
The top 10 of the WBO lightweight rankings is as follows:
Devin Haney - champion
1. Shakur Stevenson - champion
2. Vasyl Lomachenko
3. Denys Berinchik
4. Angel Fierro
5. Isaac Cruz
6. William Cepeda
7. Frank Martin
8. Keyshawn Davis
9. Francesco Patera
10. Raymond Muratalla
We remind you that on 21 May, Loma held his 20th professional fight. The lightweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena against Devin Haney lasted all 12 rounds and ended with a unanimous decision of 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 in favour of the American.
It is worth noting that the referee's notes, which were published after the match, caused fierce debate among experts and fans.
Lomachenko's team announced that they were lodging a protest against the outcome of the fight. In addition, the fight's punch statistics confirm that the Ukrainian won at least five rounds.