Teofimo Lopez conquers Vasyl Lomachenko in Las Vegas

Tanya Simon
October 19, 2020

Aggressive and effective Teofimo Lopez decisioned Vasiliy Lomachenko to claim all 4 Lightweight Belts Saturday night at the MGM Grand Bubble in Las Vegas.

Final scores were 119-109, 116-112 and 117-111, in favor of the new undisputed lightweight world champion Teofimo Lopez.

Lomachenko said he believed he won the fight and disagreed with the scoring decision during a post-bout interview, according to boxing insider Dan Rafael.

You can watch Lomachenko vs Lopez full fight video highlights below (from walkout to result).

Lomachenko's professional record drops to 14-2, which doesn't account for his dominant amateur career.

Lomachenko, ordinarily a slow starter, was too slow this time as he gave away rounds early as he tried to figure out the style of Lopez.

"I thank God. I am thankful and grateful".

Said Lopez, "I had to dig deep, man".

Teofimo Lopez Jr. pulled off a massive upset this evening in Las Vegas when he defeated Vasiliy Lomachenko via unanimous decision.

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Lopez, a Brooklyn native, was making the first defence of his IBF title he captured by stopping Ghana's Richard Commey in the second round last December at Madison Square Garden.

"I knew he was coming".

The contract for the fight promoted by Top Rank and broadcast on ESPN did not include a rematch clause, per Lomachenko's terms as the three-belt champion, thus leaving the two-time Olympic gold medalist at the mercy of Lopez and his team as to whether they would face one another again. I don't care, man. For most of the first half of the fight, Lomachenko just moved around the ring and did very little offensively.

"That's a true champion right there", the younger Lopez said. "I find a way to win".

Lomachenko, 32, was stayed silent at an opportune time and, in spite of the fact that he put in a solid exertion in the later adjusts, it was insufficient to stop him experiencing a second thrashing his 15 battles.

"My team, everybody throughout this whole week was talking about the fact that I'm going to be a big superstar after winning", Lopez said.

"I want to go home and review the fight".

One thing is for sure, considering Lopez rose to the challenge in fighting Lomachenko when the Ukrainian was still in his prime years as a boxer and an athlete, if Lopez had it his way, he'd likely fight them all. I can't commentate too much on it.

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