Vasyl Lomachenko is one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time. He has already captured one Olympic gold medal and plans to add another in London in 2012. I’m sure I speak for many when expressing my excitement over his eventual professional debut.
Below is a recent feature story about his amateur success.
You can also see footage of Vasyl training in the video below. It should come as no surprise that the greatest amateur fighter in the modern era relies on many traditional methods. Within the video, you will see him perform pull-ups, dips, weighted rope climbs, medicine ball throws, neck bridges, jump rope, and bag work. This all comes on top of loads of sparring, mitt work, and actual competitions of course. He even spars with multiple partners at times to help develop reactions (as seen here).
In summary, Vasyl is yet another example of a dominant fighter who thrives on the basics. He works hard, focuses primarily on the sport itself, and performs time tested movements for the bulk of his supplemental training.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci