Sport Lopez unifies lightweight division after upstaging Lomachenko

09:25  18 october  2020
09:25  18 october  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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  Vasyl Lomachenko v Teofimo Lopez: Lightweight champions ready to settle rivalry in Vegas bubble Teofimo Lopez has been chasing Vasyl Lomachenko for a while - now he has the chance to hit the jackpot at the MGM Grand.The much-anticipated unification contest takes place inside Top Rank's MGM Grand's Bubble, a mouthwatering main event in which the two leading protagonists both have a point to prove.

Lopez , the IBF titleholder, unified the WBA, WBO and WBC titles from Lomachenko . "It's time for the new generation to come up and it's time for me to lead the way for everybody." Although it was expected that Lopez 's lone shot at victory would come through a knockout, the biggest upset on this

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Teofimo Lopez Jr. dethroned Vasyl Lomachenko as he became the unified lightweight champion by unanimous decision in Las Vegas.

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All eyes were on the MGM Grand, where Lomachenko put his WBA, WBO and WBC belts on the line in the blockbuster unification bout against IBF holder Lopez.

Lopez (16-0) emerged victorious over 12 rounds on Saturday, the 23-year-old completing an upset against pound-for-pound Ukrainian star as he unified the lightweight division inside the Las Vegas bubble.

The judges scored the fight 116-112, 119-109 and 117-113 in favour of unbeaten American Lopez, who snapped Lomachenko's (14-2) 13-fight winning streak after withstanding a late flurry to become the youngest four-belt champion since the WBO was founded in 1988.

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Boxing star Teofimo Lopez says his feud with Vasyl Lomachenko is real and nasty -- and he'll have "bad intentions" when they step in the ring this weekend. 32-year-old Loma is the WBC, WBA and WBO lightweight champ. All of the belts are on the line this weekend. Lopez knows he's the betting

"I'm a fighter," said Lopez afterwards. "I gotta dig in deep. I knew he was coming. I didn't know if they had him up on the scorecards or not, and I love to fight.

"I can bang, too. I don't care, man. I'll take one to give one. That's what a true champion does. I find a way to win."

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It was a clash to decide the number one lightweight and a showdown between two fighters at contrasting stages of their careers.

Lomachenko had the pedigree heading into the bout, stemming back to a glittering amateur career that included two Olympic gold medals, through to winning world titles in three different divisions in the paid ranks.

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Lopez, meanwhile, had long been talked about as boxing's next big star, long before brutally taking the IBF title from Richard Commey inside two rounds last December.

Lomachenko was slow out of the blocks as Lopez took control of the first half of the fight, outworking the 32-year-old with his speed and pinpoint accuracy.

Out of sorts, Lomachenko – back in action following a 14-month layoff – eventually came into the fight in the eighth round but by that time, the damage had already been done.

Sensing he was behind, Lomachenko ramped up the pressure with a late rally in the championship rounds, however, Lopez landed significant shots to halt his opponent and become the new lightweight king.

Venezuelan opponent López flees to Colombia .
VENEZUELA-POLITICS: Venezuelan opponent López flees to Colombia © Reuters / CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS VENEZUELA OPPONENT LÓPEZ FLIES INTO COLOMBIA POLICY Leopoldo López left the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas to leave Venezuela more than a year after being invited, three sources familiar with his departure said. Two of the sources indicated that Leopoldo López was heading for Colombia, without saying if he had already arrived there.

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