Ukrainian two-time Olympic champion (2008, 2012) and current WBO super featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) capped off an incredible 2017 in December by beating Cuba’s previously undefeated two-time Olympic champion Guillermo Rigondeaux in the 6th round. It marked the fourth straight fight where his opponent surrendered on the stool rather than come out and take any more punishment. He dispatched Colombia’s Miguel Marriago and the US Jason Sosa in the same fashion earlier in the year (and Jamaica’s Nicholas Walters in Nov. 2016).
The 29-year-old’s dominance has won accolades from across the boxing world, he was named ESPN’s best active pound-for-pound boxer, The Ring’s Top Fighter of 2017, and HBO Sport’s Boxer of the Year. The world’s greatest super featherweight fighter may need to move up a division to meet a worthy opponent, and the boxing world hopes he’ll soon face undefeated three-weight world champion Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs).
Ukraine recently sold 270 million USD worth of short-term bonds, adding much-needed liquidity to the nation’s coffers. The big deal here is that these short-term bonds were placed at a price of just 5.52% annualised return for the three-month bonds, and 5.89% for the six-month version. If we go back just a few years, international […]
In the days between writing this news and it being published, there exists a very real possibility that Oleg Sentsov will die. At the time of writing, Sensov has been on a hunger strike in a Russian jail for 90 days. In public statements, relatives of Sentsov have said his time is nearly at an […]
An impressive feat was accomplished in the skies above Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, recently. A group of women from 19 different countries descended on the country (see what we did there?) to pull off a world record attempt, and they succeeded! In order to beat the previous world record for a female synchronised dive, which included […]
In recent years many Ukrainians have sought work overseas. There are many reasons why they have done so, but the biggest motivator is simply financial. Wages for fruit pickers or building site labourers are higher in Poland than they are in Ukraine and working conditions (which are protected by the EU) are no doubt also […]