Vasyl Lomachenko: The Tricks

Having already gifted us excellent videos on virtually every top technical pugilist in the game today, including Roman Gonzalez, Gennady Golovkin, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Andre Ward, Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather, it was just a matter of time before Lee Wylie turned his attention to one of the sport’s most thrilling and creative performers. In only seven matches, “Hi-Tech” has firmly established himself as one of boxing’s most gifted practitioners, his inspired movement and tactical innovation marking him as something very special indeed. Despite his paltry level of pro experience, no one doubts his skill and potential; Lomachenko has all the hallmarks of a future Hall of Famer. Wylie shows us exactly how and why that is the case in another of his insightful and entertaining videos. Check it out:

“Rigondeaux vs Lomachenko would be a superlative clash, featuring as it does two of the finest boxers in the game today, two former amateur stars and two men desperate for quality opposition. Simply put, it’s a fight that absolutely must happen. For Lomachenko, it’s the ultimate opportunity to display his art, a chance for the man who could very well become boxing’s next big star to produce an undisputed tour de force that will be talked about for years to come.

As defined by the Cambridge Dictionary, a muse is described as an imaginary being or force that gives someone ideas, and helps them to write, paint or make music. Lomachenko, a man who wants to be remembered as a ‘boxer-painter,’ may very well have found his muse in “The Jackal,” the adversary who might evoke a performance for the ages, a masterpiece. All we can do now is wait and hope that this match will be made in the very near future and admirers of the art of boxing will get their dream fight.”   From “Lomachenko’s Muse” by Daniel Attias

Painting by Damien Burton

6 thoughts on “Vasyl Lomachenko: The Tricks

  • June 23, 2016 at 2:50 pm
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    Hi-Tech vs El Chacal is a pugilist dream. Artistry and craft at the highest level. I know these two are itching to fight each other with 2 legendary amateur careers behind them. I hope this fight can get made in December because that would truly be a present to casual and hardcore fans alike. 2 Southpaws with some of the highest boxing IQs we’ve seen in a long, long time. If only boxing could be the best vs the best, these 2 are high atop that list.

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    • April 5, 2017 at 1:06 am
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      Absolutely agree. Nothing to add to.
      It’s a pleasure to watch both of them. Just think that Bob A. will put this fight on the “hold on” position. Not this year.

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  • June 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm
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    Great work, Lee. Loma has a truly frightening skill-set. That ‘pulling the opponent’s gloves away’ thing is wonderfully spiteful.

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  • July 2, 2016 at 8:35 pm
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    I have a suspicion that Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux could be one of those fights with more feints than punches.

    Luckily, Lomachenko is an offensive fighter first. But I could revision Rigo’s speed and countering accuracy making him tentative.

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  • July 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm
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    Totally agree with you but something about fighting the best also brings the best out of you. Just throwing it out there but this could be our version of Pep vs Saddler.

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  • October 29, 2017 at 4:10 pm
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    I have just finished watching the Canizales vs Santana fight and thought of this video while watching that other master of “Tricks” Orlando Canizales. If I remember correctly Lee you are a fan of the little Texan technician and, if you don’t mind me saying so, you should do a video on him (in fact “Tricks”, music, chapters and all could, very easily, be a video for Canizales). He certainly gives you plenty to work with; amazing angle creation, catch and counter brilliance, defensive footwork that puts him in the pocket, sublime combination punches, stutter punches and quick shuffles to close the distance for power shots, shifting, head movement coupled with a really smart blocking lead shoulder…the fella had it all, did it all and looked class while doing it. A great subject for a Lee Wylie video I reckon.

    Anyway, all the best and thanks for the great work.

    P.S. I ain’t him.

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