Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/10/14

BEIJING - AUGUST 23: Gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for 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)
Two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Vasyl “The Great” Lomachenko will jump into the deep end of boxing’s international-sized swimming pool when he makes his professional debut in a 10-round featherweight bout against Jonathan Oquendo (23-3, 16 KOs), of Puerto Rico. Lomachenko’s pro debut, one of the toughest pro debuts for an amateur fighter in oh, the last 100 years or so, will be showcased on the pay-per-view undercard of the WBO welterweight championship fight between undefeated defending champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley and four-division world champion Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez. Credit: World Series of Boxing "Lomachenko must have a lot of confidence making his professional debut against a fighter like me. He must think he's really good. Let's see what happens in the ring,” said Oquendo. “Vasyl ‘The Great’ Lomachenko has been the most outstanding boxer in the history of amateur boxing, now we will see if he can become the greatest professional boxer of this er...
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