Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez square off on October 17 at MGM Grand Conference Center. The contest features the reigning WBO, WBA, WBC lightweight champion up against the current IBF lightweight titleholder in the championship unification. The pair battles it out on the top of one of the Top Rank Boxing fight cards scheduled for October 2020 live on ESPN.
The official Lomachenko vs. Lopez poster was released today. You can see it below.
Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO) is coming off the win by unanimous decision against Luke Campbell, scored in August 2019, when he added WBC belt to his previously owned collection of WBA and WBO titles. Prior to that he KO’d Anthony Crolla in the fourth round and scored a unanimous decision against Jose Pedraza.
Unbetean Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KO) was last in action in December 2019 when he TKO’d Richard Commey in Round 2 to become a new IBF champion. Before that he took a unanimous decision against Masayoshi Nakatani and knocked out Edis Tatli in Round 5.
The rest of Lomachenko vs. Lopez fight card is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.