The new Oleksandr Usyk trainer will be one of the best in the business and the father of a fellow Ukraine boxing maestro.
Ukraine boxers have had tremendous success in recent times at the top level of the sweet science.
You only have to look at the Klitschko brothers, Vasyl Lomachenko and now Oleksandr Usyk to name but a few.
WBO cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk (11-0-10KO) like Lomachenko – has made a rapid start to the pro ranks.
He became world champion in just his tenth fight and his knockout southpaw fists at the weight category are quickly developing a feared reputation in the sport.
He has decided to part company with his old trainer James Ali Bashir and will now be coached by Anatoly Lomachenko – father of Vasyl Lomachenko.
If Lomachenko’s impressive 2016 is anything to go by, it seems like a positive move.
Lomacehnko’s training methods are among as most modern as you’ll find anywhere in modern day boxing.
Coupled with sublime skillful in-ring implementation of these preparation methods, it’s little wonder why he’s earned the nickname ‘Hi-Tech.’.
30 year old Usyk also like Lomachenko shares a stellar amateur pedigree, winning Olympic Gold in 2012 and also World Amateur Championship Gold and European Gold (in 2011 and 2008 respectively).
No doubt Lomachenko’s father sees more ways that Usyk can be developed and progressed in the pro ranks.
Expect some added excitement to the crusierweight division as a result.