I hate to say it, but I think Lomachenko's career will go down hill from here on out. Lomachenko's ascension to the top of boxing was an incredible ride that we were all very luck to have witnessed unfolding. Perhaps we were blinded by his rapid rise through the ranks and a failure to temper our own excitement has resulted in otherworldly expectations of the beautiful Ukrainian (no homo). Lomachenko very clearly has a ceiling and I think that we've already seen it in the Linares and Pedraza fights. Lomachenko simply does not have the durability and the physicality to compete beyond 135 where he is already at a size disadvantage. Look, at the minimum, Linares and Pedraza's punches bothered Lomachenko. Against Pedraza, Lomachenko came out with a mangled face and Pedraza isn't exactly a power puncher. Further complicating matters is his lack of power. Activity and accuracy can only go so far. While not exactly featherfisted, Lomachenko simply doesn't have the pop to keep bigger guys honest. And let's be honest — Lomachenko has very delicate skin and he's showing more and more bruising by the fight (happens to aging fighters). The good thing is that Lomachenko is so high up there that he has a ways to fall before he's even just world class.