Lomachenko beats Russell to capture WBO featherweight

 

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Carson, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Vasyl Lomachenko defeated Gary Russell Jr. in a majority decision on Saturday to win the WBO featherweight title.

In just his third pro fight, the two-time Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko (2-1) pounded Russell (24-1) throughout the fight and took two scores of 116-112, while the other judge had it at a 114-114 draw.

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