IBR on Hannibal Boxing


“You or someone you know believes Vasiliy Lomachenko is just that. Is he? The answer isn’t particularly important, in part because it is difficult to prove anyone’s claim to that title. And yet this mythical title provides much of the context for Lomachenko’s career; he will be measured by his worthiness of that crown so long as he seems fit to wear it. There is nothing odd about any of that, not in a sport without the clarifying conventions of a traditional schedule and playoff structure. But it does mean that Lomachenko is held to a more exacting standard, one that becomes more exacting the more he embraces it. And that is as it should be.”

Read Frightful Synergy: Vasiliy Lomachenko Defeats Jorge Pedraza on Hannibal Boxing.


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