What Is Teofimo Lopez’s Theory On Vasiliy Lomachenko’s Future?
Teofimo Lopez believes he knows where Vasiliy Lomachenko’s fighting future is going.
On October 17, Lopez and Lomachenko will clash in a title unification bout. Lomachenko holds the WBA (Super) and WBO gold, while Lopez is the current IBF Lightweight Champion. Their big title fight is set to air live on ESPN and will headline a Top Rank Boxing card inside the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lopez hasn’t been short on confidence in the buildup to this fight. In fact, he doubled down during an interview with Fight Hub TV. Lopez shared a theory on Lomachenko’s fighting future (via Boxing Scene).
“Lomachenko knows he’s on his way out. Nobody knows that, but I do. Why would he come to 135? He’s here to cash out. Come on; you get fooled by what you see. Because if it doesn’t work, he still has a plan B … You guys all believe it, and it’s like an illusion to you guys. You’ve got to look at why this guy is going to 135. This is not his weight class. I’m going to do my thing on Oct. 17, clean my hands and keep rolling. And I’m not looking at Lomachenko. I’m looking through him. What happens if Teofimo takes him to deep waters? My main priority is the person I’m facing.”
Going into the fracas with Lomachenko, Lopez has amassed a perfect pro boxing record of 15-0. He has scored 12 knockouts along the way. Lomachenko’s record stands at 14-1 with 10 of those victories coming by way of knockout.