What Is Teofimo Lopez’s Mindset Ahead Of Vasiliy Lomachenko Fight?
Teofimo Lopez is speaking on his state of mind ahead of the massive title unification bout with Vasiliy Lomachenko.
On October 17, Lopez and Lomachenko will collide in the main event of a Top Rank Boxing card. Lopez is the IBF Lightweight Champion, while Lomachenko holds the WBA (Super) and WBO Lightweight Titles. The two will do battle inside the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be broadcast live on the major ESPN network.
Speaking to The Ring Magazine, Lopez discussed his mindset ahead of the biggest bout of his pro boxing career.
“I feel good, I do feel relaxed and this probably the best training camp that I’ve ever had. We’re putting a lot of work in. We haven’t changed anything. The only difference is I’m getting stronger and I’m getting faster. I have this (fight). This is my home—in the gym, doing what I love to do. I look at everything as a puzzle, you have to put the pieces together and I’m putting the pieces together. We’re putting a lot of work into this. I feel good. Four weeks into camp, this is one of the best, most-active training camps I’ve ever had. I feel more confident and structured than I ever have.”
Up to this point, Lopez has amassed a perfect pro boxing record of 15-0. He’s scored 12 knockouts along the way. In his last bout, Lopez made short work of Richard Commey, finishing him in the second round via TKO to capture the IBF gold.
Lomachenko was just one judge away from his record also being perfect. He is 14-1 with the lone defeat in his career come by way of a split decision. Lomachenko defeated Luke Campbell in his last fight back on August 31, 2019. He won the WBC Lightweight title but later relinquished the gold.