Vasiliy Lomachenko-Teofimo Lopez Jr. dwell outcomes and evaluation

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Unified light-weight titlist Vasiliy Lomachenko faces fellow titleholder Teofimo Lopez Jr. in the primary occasion of a High Rank card Saturday evening on the MGM Grand Conference Heart in Las Vegas (ESPN and ESPN+, 7:30 p.m. ET).

Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs), the WBO and WBA titleholder and WBC “franchise” champion, places his belts on the road towards IBF titlist Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs), in a extensively anticipated matchup between the two best fighters in the division.

Lomachenko, 32, gained the WBA belt in a seventh-round TKO victory over Jorge Linares in Could 2018. Seven months later he added the WBO belt in a unanimous determination over Jose Pedraza. Lomachenko gained the WBC belt in a choice win over Luke Campbell in 2019, however two months after that he was stripped of the belt by the WBC and as a substitute named the organization “franchise” champ. WBC interim titleholder Devin Haney was promoted to full titleholder. The WBC initially mentioned that the “franchise” belt would not be one thing to struggle for, however have just lately reversed course.

The struggle is among the finest matchups that might be made in boxing, however won’t have followers in attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Lomachenko says he will not be affected by it.

“I think it’s just a ring and judges and TV. That’s it. And, of course, four belts,” Lomachenko mentioned throughout a information convention Wednesday. “For me, I think it will be a chess match.”

Lopez echoed Lomachenko’s emotions in regards to the lack of followers — one of many few issues they agree on.

“A true champion can adapt to everything,” Lopez mentioned. “It goes for both of us. He fought in arenas sold out. I fought in arenas sold out. My job and my thing are having all of these belts wrapped around me.”

Lopez, 23, scored a formidable second-round TKO of Richard Commey final December to win his belt and arrange the unification struggle towards Lomachenko.

“Hard work pays off. Eighteen years in, and it’s just the beginning,” Lopez mentioned. “You haven’t seen anything yet.”

Within the co-main occasion, Arnold Barboza Jr. takes on Alex Saucedo (30-1, 19 KOs) in a 10-round, junior welterweight battle. Barboza (24-0, 10 KOs) has gained three of his previous 5 fights by stoppage. He scored a one-sided unanimous determination win towards Tony Luis in August on the High Rank bubble.

Saucedo (30-1, 19 KOs) has gained two fights in a row since struggling the one lack of his profession difficult Maurice Hooker for the WBO world title in 2018.

KO machine Edgar Berlanga (14-0, 14 KOs) meets Lanell Bellows (20-5-3, 13 KOs)in an eight-round tremendous middleweight bout. Berlanga hasn’t seen Spherical 2 but as he has won all of his pro fights by first-round stoppage. Bellows has by no means been stopped in his skilled profession.

Additionally on the cardboard, Josue Vargas (17-1, 9 KOs) and Kendo Castaneda (17-2, eight KOs) face off in 10-round junior welterweight struggle, and Jose Enrique Durantes Vivas (19-1, 10 KOs) meets John Vincent Moralde (23-3, 13 KOs) in a featherweight bout scheduled for eight rounds.

Steve Kim recaps the fights as they occur in Las Vegas.

Battle in progress: Jahi Tucker vs. Charles Garner, four rounds, welterweights

Nonetheless to come back:

  • Title struggle: Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez, 12 rounds, for Lomachenko’s WBO and WBA light-weight titles and Lopez’s IBF light-weight title

  • Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Alex Saucedo, 10 rounds, junior welterweights

  • Edgar Berlanga vs. Lanell Bellows, eight rounds, tremendous middleweights

  • Josue Vargas vs. Kendo Castaneda, 10 rounds, junior welterweights

  • Jose Enrique Durantes Vivas vs. John Vincent Moralde, eight rounds, featherweights

  • Quinton Randall vs. Jan Carlos Rivera, 6 rounds, welterweights


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