Written by Brendan Allen.
Vasily Lomachenko demonstrated he still has a command over the ring with a dominating 12 round victory over Richard Commey. Pre fight, Twitter was rife with suggestion that Loma was not the man he was and that Commey was the fighter to stop him post Lopez but what we saw in the early hours of Saturday night was anything but.
From the opening round the footwork of Lomachenko forced Commey into positions he wished not to be and Loma started to land his jab at will. Commey was always game and threw back with interest but Loma was either countering the shot or simply not there. He was Masterful.
The victory over Lomachenko by Teafimo Lopez forced many to question Lomas ability in the ring but seeing Lopez suffer defeat at the hands of George Kambosos has made some realise that the championship rounds mean more to a fighter together than the sum of all parts. Loma tonight showed he has the start, middle and finale as he took Commey apart.
Loma dropped Commey in round seven with a left hook that Commey is still looking for and bizarrely called upon the opposition corner to stop the fight, as dazed as Commey looked, he wasn’t finished and Loma perhaps would look a little silly as he was drawn to the full 12. Loma would say he saw “the situation” that his opponent was in but ultimately, that situation wasn’t enough to end the fight.
What did shine through was the ring craft of Lomachenko. He never looked in danger, landing and moving and making Commey look out of sorts for the Majority of the rounds and honestly, not in the league of the four horseman currently ruling the division.
Lomachenko would say he is ready to travel far and wide in the division to re-establish his name, aiming for new title holder Kambosos but with a queue forming he may need to take on the lesser to earn the better.
Either way, Loma has shown his defeat has only spurred him on and a potential fight down under with Kombosas could be on the cards in the future.
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