The physical training coach of the Ukrainian super heavyweight Alexander Usik, Valentin Litvinchuk, claims that due to a shoulder injury, ex-world lightweight champion Vasily Lomachenko could not have turned on maximum speed in the fight with Teofimo Lopez, in which he lost by unanimous decision due to passivity in first half.
“Was it necessary to give up the fight? Knowing Vasily Batkovich, how proud he is, how can a man with such a heart refuse to fight? He accepted this defeat, returned and will now try to regain his belts, because his goal is to become absolute world champion.
With this tactical move, Vasya set a precedent for being smeared. Vasily Batkovich helped them with this tactic. But we’ve all seen the last rounds. When Vasya went all-in, he just tore him to pieces like a child.
We can already say: “Damn, why didn’t you start earlier?” I objectively say that it was impossible to start earlier, because it was possible to break in the fifth or sixth round and not doboxing at all, “Valentin Litvinchuk said in an interview with the NeKARATE YouTube channel.