Olympic boxing star Lomachenko weighs pro career

Associated Press  |  Last updated June 21, 2013

BEIJING - AUGUST 23: Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine celebrates victory against Khedafi Djelkhir of France in the Men's Feather (57kg) Final Bout held at Workers' Indoor Arena on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Vasyl Lomachenko is meeting with several top boxing promoters while the two-time Olympic gold medalist considers launching a professional career, his adviser tells The Associated Press. Egis Klimas says Lomachenko is meeting with promotional companies Top Rank, Golden Boy and Main Events. The Ukrainian lightweight star likely will decide whether to turn pro in North America within the next week, Klimas says. Lomachenko is among the greatest amateur boxers of his generation after winning gold medals in Beijing and London, also claiming two world championships in between. Lomachenko fought in AIBA's World Series of Boxing last season. Oleksandr Usyk, who won the heavyweight Olympic gold for Ukraine last year, is traveling with Lomachenko and contemplating his own pro career as a cruiserweight.
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