Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. expressed the view that Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko do not deserve the right to be called the best fighter of the year.
Mexican I am convinced that a worthy candidate is Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan) and Terence Crawford (USA).
“With all due respect to Lomachenko, I do not consider him fighter of the year. I would choose between Terence Crawford, and Gennady Golovkin. If you know Boxing, remember the Abner Mares. Crawford is a more worthy candidate.
Why the best recognized Lomachenko? Because he defeated Roman Martinez? So who is this Martinez?” – quoted Chavez Sr. BoxingScene.
Note that in 2016, in addition to Martinez, Lomachenko also won the Jamaican Nicholas Walters. He refused to enter the ring after the eighth round.