Olympic boxing star Lomachenko weighs pro career

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Associated Press

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 21 at 5:06 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko is meeting with several top boxing promoters while the two-time Olympic gold medalist considers launching a professional career, his adviser tells The Associated Press.

Egis Klimas says Lomachenko is meeting with promotional companies Top Rank, Golden Boy and Main Events. The Ukrainian lightweight star likely will decide whether to turn pro in North America within the next week, Klimas says.

Lomachenko is among the greatest amateur boxers of his generation after winning gold medals in Beijing and London, also claiming two world championships in between. Lomachenko fought in AIBA's World Series of Boxing last season.

Oleksandr Usyk, who won the heavyweight Olympic gold for Ukraine last year, is traveling with Lomachenko and contemplating his own pro career as a cruiserweight.

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