Lomachenko breaks his silence after no doubt a long, long night of celebrations in New York that saw him defeat Guillermo Rigondeaux in a one-sided beating.

“Hi-Tech” as he’s known in the trade gave himself a new nickname this weekend after making his rival “Rigo” quit rather than fight to the finish.

Speaking after the fight directly in his post-fight interview, he referred to himself as:

“Nomaschenko.”

Making reference and comparison to the famous occasion where Roberto Duran quit in the middle of his fight with Sugar Ray Leonard.

If last night was a modern-day “No Mas”, Lomachenko has every right to refer to himself as a modern-day boxing legend already.

His achievements as an amateur and pro already fact-based backups to that argument.

This morning following the night before, as it were, Lomachenko has spoken for the first time today with a simple, to the point message on what happened for his fans:

Indeed it is Vasyl. Indeed it is.

Attention now turns to the cold reality and light of day that boxing fans and matchmakers alike will need to ask themselves seriously about – is there anyone at all that can actually trouble him at super-featherweight?

Will he need to move up in weight again to find some sort of challenge? One suspects he will.