Manny Robles, former coach of ex-world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz, strongly disagrees with the massive criticism that rained down on Vasily Lomachenko after losing to Teofimo Lopez.
“Lomachenko found himself in a difficult situation, but this is boxing. Therefore, during major fights we are chained to television screens. I see that a lot of irritation and criticism fell on Lomachenko. As for me, this is unfair, because he is an excellent fighter. Lomachenko gave everything, did all possible. They say he fought with an injury. Now they are discussing. I don’t know why he went for it.
Many fighters sometimes fight injuries. Nobody has ever been 100 percent ready. He needs to learn this and fight on. But I think Lomachenko deserves more respect. He is a good fighter, a great champion, an Olympic winner, an amateur world champion and an outstanding boxer. Before the fight with Teofimo, I considered him the first number of pound-for-pound. I believe he deserves more respect, “Manny Robles told FightHype.com.
We will remind, Robles also criticized the referee’s notes of the fight Lomachenko – Lopez.