"Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. has dropped a 12-round majority decision to Vasyl Lomachenko for the WBO Featherweight championship tonight at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA.
Lomachenko was a lot more dominant than the judges's scorecards indicated. He was exceptional going to Russell's body and landing the harder shots throughout. Lomachenko negated Russell's speed advantage. Russell seemed get off to good starts in rounds but the two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist was able to get the timing down midway through each round and was able to land solid power shots.
Judges Max DeLuca and Pat Russell scored the bout 116-112 for Lomachenko negating a ridiculous 114-114 score from Lisa Giampa. The BATB scorecard saw the bout 117-111 for Lomachenko.
Russell loses for the first time as a pro and is now 24-1, 14 KO's. Lomachenko is now 2-1, one KO.