Saturday night, Ukrainian gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko wanted to make a huge splash here in the United States by walking into the Alamodome in San Antonio and grabbing the vacant WBO Featherweight championship by defeating Orlando Salido, who couldn’t make the weight necessary to keep the title coming in.
When it was all said and done, however, that splash never happened as in the end, Salido walked away with the victory by decision.
Here are some highlights of the action in the later rounds as things were coming to a close.
Things seemed as if they were slipping away from Salido late in the fight–literally.
In the 12th round, Lomachenko could feel things getting away from him, which they ultimately did, and he tried his best to mount the comeback and prove the hype correct.
Then, there was the moment where Salido hit the controversial low blow on the Ukrainian.
Again, this one is in the books and Orlando Salido has taken back his Featherweight title.