Vasyl Lomachenko Exit Song: What Music Does ‘The Matrix’ Use?


This weekend is crucial for Vasyl Lomachenko. He takes on a fight that could see him overcome the controversial defeat he suffered at the hands of Devin Haney almost exactly a year ago. He fights against an opponent of the polar opposite style, George Kambosos Jr., which makes the anticipation even stronger. Therefore, it is estimated that his participation in the big event will be equally important.

Loma fans will have to wait a little longer to witness his grand entrance into the ring at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. But until then here are the few songs he used to punctuate his entry into the ring during his previous fights.

“The Matrix” personified


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“Loma” lives up to its nickname “The Matrix.” He lives up to his fame, not only in the ring, but also in the moments before he enters the ring. The Ukrainian, record holder of 17-3, traditionally entered the ring to the popular fan track of the 1995 new age pop song, "bludgeoned to death," since his arrival in professional boxing. His last fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas against Devin Haney also saw him take to the track and completely laid the foundation for the exciting fight that unfolded later.

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The instrumental composition by Australian music producer Rob Dougan, originally released on Mo’ Wax Records in 1995, gained initial recognition after being featured in the 1997 film “Clubbed to Death”. However, it was not until its inclusion in the 1999 sci-fi blockbuster “The Matrix” that the track gained widespread popularity.

However, in 2018, something caused him to deviate slightly from tradition before returning to the Matrix track. So what was the music that inspired him to make this change?


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When Lomachenko strayed from his path

In May 2018, the now 36-year-old fighter did not enlist the help of his usual number “Clubbed to Death” for the entrance song. He got a little fancy and sought the company of New York’s LL Cool J for the ring walk ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York. The American rapper set a fitting premise for the fight in which Loma won the WBA and Ring Lightweight title against Jorge Linares thanks to a technical knockout in the tenth round.

He opted for the iconic 1987 hip-hop hit, “I’m Bad” for his ringwalk. It is the first single from the rapper’s second album, “Bigger and Deffer.” The song which has featured on several Billboard Charts is considered a classic of the Def Jam era.


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The track incorporates a rich tapestry of samples, including Rhythm Heritage’s “Theme from SWAT,” Federal Signal Corporation’s iconic Q2B siren “Rock the Bells,” and a playful interpolation of the 1960s cartoon theme “Courageous Cat.” and Minute Mouse. Additionally, it incorporates a sample of 7th Wonder’s “Daisy Lady”, bringing the total number of samples to at least ten.

Do you think Vasyl Lomachenko will use his usual song “Clubbed to Death” or will he venture into unchartered territory this time for George Kambosos Jr.? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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