How to watch Lomachenko vs Lopez: UK fight time, Fite TV live stream details and what to expect
Loma is looking to add a third lightweight world title and set up a division-unifying bout with Devin Haney
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By James Gray
October 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Lomachenko and Lopez will face off at the famous MGM Grand in Las Vegas (Photo: Getty)
It is now an event every time Vasyl Lomachenko fights. Not many professionals can say that only 15 fights into the paid ranks.
On this occasion though, there is plenty of interest in the B side of the fight as well because Lomachenko is taking on Teofimo Lopez, a mouthy New Yorker with a game to back up his talk.
The 23-year-old also has 15 professional fights and has won all 15, 12 by knockout, and also won the prestigious Golden Gloves tournament as an amateur, coming through a high-quality lightweight field.INFORMATION How to watch Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez in the UK: Start time, live stream and TV channel details for biggest fight of the year
By Michael Benson
16th October 2020, 4:32 pm Updated: 16th October 2020, 4:33 pm
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez is one fight boxing fans cannot wait for.
The lightweight unification bout will pit Loma, the WBA, WBC ‘franchise’ and WBO champion, against IBF king, Lopez, where the winner will emerge with four titles.
Loma vs Lopez is a fascinating match-up
Lomachenko vs Lopez: The records
Lomachenko: 14-1 with 10 wins via knockout.
The 32-year-old Ukrainian fought for a title in just his second professional fight. He lost to Orlando Salido, who drove for Uber in his spare time, but the Loma of 2014 is very different to the man who will relish the challenge of silencing his opponent.
He’s a three-weight world champion and one of the most respected and admired fighters in boxing.
Lopez: 15-0 with 12 wins via knockout.
The Honduran-American is just 23 and believes he is good enough to beat one of the greatest in the sport. As young as he is, he is certainly more than just an exciting prospect given all he has achieved so far. “He has something that [Manny] Pacquiao had when he was really young,” renowned trainer, Teddy Atlas, said.
“That explosive ability to close the gap really fast. He’s right on top of you really quick. He’s out of range, and then he closes that gap before you can react to it with the power with the goods.”
Lomachenko vs Lopez: Date and UK start time
The Las Vegas fight will take place on Saturday, October 17 US time. This means that it will be in the early hours of Sunday, October 18 UK time.
It is taking place at the iconic MGM Grand. No confirmed ring walk/start time has been announced for the main event yet.
However, the standard main event start time in Vegas is somewhere between 4am and 6am UK time.
Alex Saucedo and Arnold Barboza will clash on the undercard before the main event.