Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez have come to contractual terms for a unification match in October on ESPN. Mike Coppinger aka the Adrian Wojnarowski of boxing was the first exclusive insider with the breaking news of the fight. Full terms of the fight like the date, venue, etc are still being ironed out and is undetermined at this time.
Bob Arum has spoken expressly about a Lomachenko vs. Lopez bout initially set for September 19 but it was pushed back to October 3, but more recent it’s now going to happen sometime in October. So the 📅 is to be determined shortly by Top Rank.
Lomachenko vs. Lopez on regular ESPN
Lomachenko vs. Lopez fight will be one of the biggest ones this year but with the looming Global Pandemic even a 🎃 date would end up working in Top Rank’s favor as many boxing fans will stay home to protect themselves from further spread of the upsurging virus that has no cure in sight.
First, this won’t be pay-per-view bout, and that’s good for boxing fans because for both fighters don’t have the marquee name to carry a P.P.V. event. Second, it’s not a great time to ask them to pay $70 for each household for a PPV fight during the pandemic your asking for the fight to flop. The bright side for Lomachenko and Lopez’s respective careers is that the fight won’t be on PPV so more and more boxing fans will get a chance to see them fight. This should give cable service providers ample time to get their bandwidth ducts in a row. Because they will need as much as they can get for as many folks as there is that will tuning in for this fight.
The Lomachenko-Teofomo fight will get on regular ESPN, the winner of this match could see their superstardom hit the ceiling, provided that the fight is action packed. Vasiliy is stoked to show that he is still Hi-Tech and his offensive front foot stalwart wizardry of using his angles and feints at different velocities will overwhelm the flatfooted Super Duper Hype Job young-in who will need a true boxing lesson for calling out the veteran for 2 and half years.
You can count on Teofimo doing his utmost to be a roughhouse or roughshod gambler to try to look for the knockout early which will play right into Loma’s hands as the he will be looking to outbox this kid and make him “No Mas” in this fight. So this will be an as exciting bout in Loma’s favor as much as possible while it lasts. This why you see Loma’s excited below. He views Teofimo as a literal “Speed-Bump” and “he is not impress” so expect him to give this “amateur hour at the apollo” boxer a true masterclass boxing lesson. He’ll never forget!
“Breaking: Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez have agreed to terms for a lightweight title unification fight in mid-to-late October, sources tell
@TheAthletic. Great progress made toward the fight headlining ESPN rather than PPV. Can’t wait for this one,” said @MikeCoppinger.
Vasiliy sacrificing a portion of his purse
Vasily Lomachencko heard all of the murmurings associated with Teofimo Lopez’s mouth to call him out for 2 years and 6 months! Then out of nowhere the Lopez’s started backtracking and began to realize after looking at recent film study that there are indeed levels, gears to Loma’s boxing game so they began to financially duck him by not accepting the more then fair $1.2 Million purse for the fight that Teofimo Lopez was offered by Top Rank. The IBF 135-pound champ Teofimo (15-0, 12 KOs) and WBA/WBC [Franchise]/WBO champion Lomachenko 14-1, 10 KOs). What made that possible was that he two-time Olympic gold medalist gave up a portion i.e. ($800,000) of his purse to get the match across the finish line. Because in his own words, “I’m willing to take a paycut, to prove a point!” This was Loma’s way to not only satisfy the Lopez’s request to want more money but to also call their bluff. Even after all of that the Lopez’s were still resistant to make the fight. But thanks to HKHS’s unlimited pressure that was applied on Youtube the Lopez’s had no choice but to cave in as this was dual assault made from both Loma and HKHS mental guerrilla warfare tactics that couldn’t be denied. If the Lopez’s would’ve backed down after all of that then they would’ve looked very, very weak out here in these boxing streets. Further denoting the title infamously coined by HKHS as “Super Duper Hype Job!”
HKHS’s: Lomachencko vs Lopez Actual Fight Breakdown and Prediction
Teofimo Lopez’s fanboys aka (Super Duper Hype Job fanboys) are hoping that Lomachenko, considering his last match against Luke Campbell saw Loma get hit to body a lot they believe that this will transition into Teo’s favor. Here is why that theory is flawed! Teo doesn’t work the body much like the other opponents that have given Loma fits i.e. Salido, Pedraza, Linares and the fighter aforementioned. They have all made commitments to invest heavily to the Loma’s body.
Loma has proven that he is 3 out of 4 in these bouts via succession rate in his favor even with him facing major adversity. He displayed a 75% success rate that isn’t something to just sniff at. Whereas Teo had a major mental collapse in his fight vs Masayoshi Nakatani! This bout even saw criticism from the great legend Andre Ward who stated ‘Teo isn’t ready for Vasiliy Lomachencko.’ Timothy Bradley, a boxing veteran who saw quite a deal of successes as well in his boxing career, stated that ‘there are levels to this stuff and Teo needs to back to drawing board to work on somethings with his team to figure out how they will disarm the detriments of Loma. At this point they are no where near ready for the likes of Lomachencko!’
Teo didn’t showcase any major improvements in his bout against Richard Commey. He basically did what he does best, he gambled for a knockout! Teo’s major issue that Loma will pick apart is he always been a head hunter all throughout his boxing career and since he has been stuck in his ways via this bad habit, all Loma has due is use all the movement that he has at his vast disposal to avoid getting hit by the big “lottery” shot.
The power Teo possesses which he does and can be a game changer in the fight if it were to land on Loma is only useful if he has boxing fundamentals to set that power up to drop Loma and get the knockout he is looking for. The problem is Teo lacks the boxing fundamentals to setup his power up as he has a tendency to opt for the flair of flash and style instead of doing what is necessary from a technical and fundamental standpoint to get the job done. Loma knows this going into the fight so he will be careful to not be reckless enough to get caught by Teo’s power and he will use his legs a lot throughout this fight! So expect all-in-all for this to be boxing clinic like we’ve never seen before. Loma will teach Lopez a lesson that will haunt him for the rest of his boxing career! To be honest, Lopez may very well quit the sport along w/ his dad (Teofimo Lopez Sr) after Loma flat out embarrasses Teo.