Lomachenko crowned world champ in third pro fight: Photos from Carson

Phil Jay 22/06/2014

Vasyl Lomachenko became featherweight champion of the world when claiming the WBO belt in a tussle with Gary Russell Jr at the StubHub Center in California.

The Ukrainian amateur legend came out on top after a pulsating twelve round bout and can now lay claim to equalling the record set by Thailand’s Saensak Muangsurin of winning a recognised championship in just his third contest.

Also on the night, there were comeback victories for ex-world title holder’s Robert Guerrero, Devon Alexander and Chad Dawson.

Pictures by Esther Lin/Showtime