Ukrainian coach Sergei Gorodnichev, who was in charge of working with sparring partners in the camp of Vladimir Klitschko, believes that the former leader of the lightweight division Vasily Lomachenko lost to Teofimo Lopez solely because he entered the fight with a shoulder injury.
“If it were not for his shoulder, Lomachenko would have won against Lopez. Look, Vasya is at such a level that the assessment, underestimation, as I understand it, is already the 158th question for him. He goes out to do his job. He is handsome in this. knows, he is a matrix. But the fact that he has a shoulder … That’s it, he lost because of this. This is my opinion. Let them tell what they want. And his career … Now he will lose and quit boxing.
What is the reason for its injury risk? Vasya swam in estuaries, but brains … Of course, overload. Guinea pig. He just didn’t understand it when he was a child. Dad told him, and he did. He needs to be an Olympic champion. These are coaching ambitions.
You know, when a person does not achieve anything in life, he has ambitions. He is at the expense of someone realizing these ambitions. We have many such trainers. First-class players, and then at the expense of their sons, their boxers, they simply make up for their ambitions. That’s all – he raised the world champion. They boast of this, live and are happy with themselves: look how cool we are. This is a retreat. And so Vasya needs to prepare for that, “- said Sergei Gorodnichev in an interview with the resource” Boxerskaya Pravda “.
Recall that Gorodnichev also refused to call Lomachenko Sr. a legendary coach.