Vasyl Lomachenko has gotten off to a great start to his pro career with a win that earned him the WBO international featherweight title in his first ever bout. Now the Ukrainian must prove that he can go for the long haul and step up for the WBO featherweight title which is currently held by Orlando Salido, who is a much more seasoned and veteran fighter that has been a champion in the featherweight division in IBF during his career. Vasyl Lomachenko will face Orlando Salido for the WBO featherweight title on March 1 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Lomachenko opened as a -600 favorite with Salido as a +450 dog.
The 26 year old Vasyl Lomachenko stands at 6 feet 6 and 1 half inches tall with a southpaw stance and is ranked 68th overall in the world with a ranking of 2nd in his homeland of Ukraine. He now resides in Marina del Rey, California and is coming off a knockout win with the Boxing odds over Jose Ramirez for the WBO international featherweight title. His knockout win occurred in the 4th round of a 10 round bout that took place at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Orlando Salido is 33 years of age and stands at 5 feet 6 inches with an orthodox stance. He has a career record of 40 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws. He hails from Mexico but now resides in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States. Out of his 40 wins 28 were by knockout while 5 out of his 12 losses were by knockout.
Salido is coming off a knockout win on October 12, 2013 over Orlando Cruz that was for the vacant WBO featherweight title. The knockout win took place in the 7th round of a 12 round bout that took place at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Despite the fact that Salido is the defending champion in this bout and the more season fighter Lomachenko is a bright young talent that the experts have been immediately drawn too as the prohibitive chalk in this one.