August 24, 2008 / 9:27 AM / 10 years ago

Lomachenko wins Val Barker trophy

BEIJING (Reuters) - Ukraine’s featherweight gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko was awarded the Val Barker trophy for the most outstanding boxer in the Olympic competition, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said on Sunday.

The 20-year-old Lomachenko was widely acclaimed as the best pound-for-pound boxer who fought in Beijing.

Reporting by Patrick Vignal; Editing by Ed Osmond

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