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Ukraine’s Vasyl Lomachenko is fighting for a featherweight title this Saturday against American Gary Russell Jr., in just his third fight as a professional. Not only would a belt avenge a tough loss to Orlando Salido in his last fight, but it would mean Lomachenko is well on the way to making as big a dent in the pro boxing scene as he made as an amateur. How big a dent did he make then? Well …

He went 396-1 as an amateur.

That is not a typo.

396-1.

Lomachenko (right) won this fight, just as he did 99.75 percent of the time as an amateur. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Lomachenko (right) won this fight, just as he did 99.75 percent of the time as an amateur. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

The only guy who ever beat him, Russian Albert Selimov? Lomachenko beat Selimov later. Twice.

Honestly. 396-1!

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(Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

OK, we’ll stop talking about the record itself and just mention that it included two Olympic gold medals.

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(Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

His torso tattoo screams, “this is not a guy you want to mess with.”

But he finds time for lighter pursuits, too. Such as fishing:

… and time with his son.

He’s from Ukraine, but he’s warmed up to the United States. Whether it’s the sports:

The landmarks:

The cultural icons:

Or the finest cuisine:

… he’s a natural in the States – not to mention a man of many interests. But ultimately for Lomachenko, it’s about boxing…

… And training for boxing.

And no matter what he’s doing, his father and coach, Anatoly, is by his side.

Even when it bores him.