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Vasiliy Lomachenko Reboots the Matrix

Boxing’s former undisputed lightweight champion has won two in a row since losing his titles. He may not be “The One,” but he’s gearing up for a stylish sequel.

Vasiliy Lomachenko hit Richard Commey with the bullet time.

In round after round of their Top Rank main event Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, the Ukrainian boxing superstar was operating at supernatural pace compared to his opponent, catching him with combinations that seemed to violate traditional paradigms of time and space.

Any fans skeptical of whether or not Lomachenko was still deserving of the nickname “The Matrix” got their answer in a master class that handed the former undisputed lightweight champion his second decisive, statement-making win since losing his four 135-pound title belts against Teofimo Lopez in October 2020.

With The Matrix film franchise delivering a much-anticipated reboot this month, the timing of Loma’s resurgence is curious. And while he may not be “The One,” the sequel he’s putting together is jam-packed with stylized action sequences that have superfans dreaming once again of what might be possible on the road back to championship glory.

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The Lomachenko Brand

Age: 33
Home town: Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine
Nicknames: “The Matrix,” “Loma,” “Hi-Tech”
Height: 5-foot-7
Reach: 65.5 inches
Promoter: Top Rank

Twitter followers: 201.7K
Instagram followers: 2 million
YouTube subcribers: 109K

Estimated net worth: $10+ million
Key endorsements: Venum, Cristophe Claret, BILLIONAIRE menswear, WePlay eSports
Business ventures: LOMA Club Hotel, LOMUS apparel brand

Loma’s Career Accomplishments

Amateur record: 396-1
Professional record: 16-2
Olympic medals: 2 gold (Beijjing 2008, London 2012)
World championship belts: WBO featherweight (2014-15), WBO junior lightweight (2016-17), undisputed lightweight (2018-20)
Current Ring magazine P4P ranking: No. 8
Highest Ring P4P ranking: No. 1
Additional honors: 2008 Val Barker Trophy, Two-time AIBA World Boxing Championships gold medalist, 2018 Ring Magazine Figher of the Year, 268 weeks on Ring P4P list

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Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn is the Managing Editor of Boardroom. Before joining the team, he was an editor and multimedia talent for several sports and culture verticals at Minute Media and an editor, reporter, and site manager at SB Nation. A specialist in content strategy, copywriting, and SEO, he has additionally worked as a digital consultant in the corporate services, retail, and tech industries. He cannot be expected to be impartial on any matter regarding the Florida Gators or Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter @RealFakeSamDunn.