Albert Selimov http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/62090/all en Boxing: Lomachenko eyes professional status http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/boxing-lomachenko-eyes-professional-status <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukraine boxing star Vasyl Lomachenko will sign this week a contract with the Top Rank professional boxing promotion company based in Las Vegas, local media reported Friday.</p> <p>"The two-time Olympic champion Lomachenko will sign a contract with Top Rank company before the end of this week," <a href="http://www.boxnews.com.ua" title="www.boxnews.com.ua">www.boxnews.com.ua</a> information site reported.</p> <p>"Lomachenko's team are currently studying the contract, which Top Rank have sent the 25-year-old boxer. Sources within the team said Lomachenko would receive around two million dollars a year."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/boxing-lomachenko-eyes-professional-status" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albert Selimov Boxers Sports Vasyl Lomachenko Vasyl Lomachenko AFP Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:08:06 +0000 5894469 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Ukraine's Lomachenko turns pro http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/boxing-ukraines-lomachenko-turns-pro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukraine's amateur boxing star Vasyl Lomachenko has signed a contract with the Top Rank professional boxing promotion company based in Las Vegas, his team announced on Monday.</p> <p>"The inaugural professional bout of the two-time Olympic champion Lomachenko will take place in Las Vegas on October 12," they said in a statement.</p> <p>The 25-year-old southpaw's opponent has yet to be decided but should he win, he will then look for a world title bout.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/boxing-ukraines-lomachenko-turns-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albert Selimov Boxers Sports Vasyl Lomachenko Vasyl Lomachenko AFP Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:07:00 +0000 5896558 at http://www.globalpost.com