Lviv, Ukraine native, Lyubomyr Pinchuk banked over 250 amateur fights before making the move to Pittsburgh, PA.
The 24 year old prospect fought 6 times in 2019, winning the ABF Cruiserweight Title, and defending it three times in the same year. In July of 2019, Pinchuk defeated then undefeated prospect Johnnie Langston (then 7-0 3KO’s) by decision for the ABF Continental America’s Cruiserweight Title. Trainer Michael McSorley said this about Pinchuk, “Pinchuk is a throwback fighter who is a fearless and relentless terminator. He is a punishing counter puncher.” Pinchuk who tries to emulate himself after his favorite fighter, heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, will now be campaigning at heavyweight heading into the second half of 2020.
Lyubomyr Pinchuk vs Jose Mario Flores | Turning Stone | January 15, 2022
Lyubomyr Pinchuk meant business from the opening bell against tough Washington D.C. based Jose Mario Flores. The two men went to battle over their entertaining 8-round NABA Gold Cruiserweight battle. Pinchuk successfully controlled the distance, establishing his jab early and often. However, Flores was game from the start, coming forward with a brawler mentality, digging to the body of Pinchuk. In the third-round, an accidental headbutt caused a cut over the left eye of Pinchuk, but it would seemingly not affect him or his work rate. In the middle rounds, Pinchuk’s length and combination punching began to take over. As Flores’ stamina began to wain, Pinchuk took advantage finding success with a short right upper cut. Flores who had never been knocked out in his professional career, would be buzzed late in the fight, but managed to stay on his feet. As the final bell rang, the fight went to the score cards in which Pinchuk would be named the new NABA Gold Cruiserweight Champion by unanimous decision (80-72, 79-73 (2x)).