Lomachenko KOs Rodriguez to retain title
- Updated: May 2, 2015
Featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KOs) retained his WBO title in the opening fight of the Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV telecast, as he scored a knockout win over Gamalier Rodriguez.
Lomachenko scored a knockdown in the fifth round with a body shot that had Rodriguez very hurt. Though he made it to his feet, Rodriguez was all but out of the fight by that point, despite being competitive early on.
In the ninth, Lomachenko landed another hard body shot that put Rodriguez down for a second time. ¬†This time however, he was counted out as he remained on his knee.