- Published on Sunday, 12 August 2012 21:34
It was pound for pound king Vasyl Lomachenko versus South Korea’s Soonchul Han in the Lightweight (60kg) final.
A left straight by the 24-year-old Ukrainian set the tone early on as the 2008 Olympic Featherweight (57kg) Champion stamped his authority on proceedings, harrying his opponent all around the ring in the first, throwing some good body shots, with two hooks ensuring he went into the second 7:2 up.
The powerful southpaw was giving nothing away to Han, oozing confidence as he glided effortlessly on the canvas to pick his rival apart with a sumptuous array of combination punches. The South Korean orthodox fighter was in damage limitation mode and used his jab well to only lose the second by a point, 4:3.
Lomachenko was getting into his stride, alternating between body and head shots with some quality hooks finding their intended targets as he took the third and the contest in style 19:9.
Lomachenko told the press afterwards, "I would like to dedicate this win to my family and all the friends who have supported me along. A special thanks goes out to my father, trainer and idol”.
Cuba’s Yasniel Toledo Lopez and Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania were presented with their bronze medals after joining the two finalists on the podium.