Lomachenko was just about the hottest favorite of the London
Games after he followed up the featherweight gold he won with ease in Beijing
with a world title apiece at both feather and lightweight class.
It was the same story in London when he rarely had to move
into top gear despite moving up a class and he had too much for South Korea’s
Han Soon-chul, easing to a 19-9 win in front of compatriot and world
professional champion Vladimir Klitschko.
The irrepressible Lomachenko was in a different league to
the Korean, taking the first round 7-2 with fierce right and left upper-cuts,
punishing body shots topped off with sleek footwork that is almost unmatched
among the amateur game.