WBN FOTY: Lomachenko storms ahead, Gonzalez / Ward tailed off
Ukrainian technician and amateur legend Vasyl Lomachenko has taken over at the top on day four of the ongoing WBN Fighter of the Year vote.
The two-weight world champion, who has achieved his amazing feat in just eight professional fights, continues to astound the boxing world with his sheer skill and ring craftsmanship as ‘Loma’ racks up the victories.
Wins over two seasoned world title holders in Nicholas Walters and Roman Martinez this year were enough to secure Lomachenko his Fighter of the Year nomination and it’s now down to the WBN readers to crown their eventual victor in mid-January.
Over three thousand votes have been polled in the first few days of the six-man competition, with Lomachenko leading the way ahead of Northern Ireland’s Carl Frampton.
Rejuvenated former pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao lies in third place, whilst early leader Terence Crawford has fallen back to fourth.
Past and present number one in the world Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez and light-heavyweight king Andre Ward both have some catching up to do if either of the current world rulers are to have a say in the outcome and take the brand new trophy from three-time winner Gennady Golovkin.
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