Fight recap: Teofimo Lopez takes down Vasiliy Lomachenko

Las Vegas: The eyes of the Boxing world would head to the Bubble of the MGM Grand for one of the marquee fights of 2020 as Vasiliy Lomachenko would take on Teofimo Lopez for All the Lightweight Titles. Lopez entered this battle undefeated at 15-0 with 12 KOs while Lomachenko would come into the fight at 14-1 with 10KOs.

A fight of this proportion would normally be held in front of a crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena but due to COVID-19, this fight would take place in the Bubble of MGM Grand Conference Center.

Things would get heated at the Weigh-in on Friday

In the Early Rounds, Teofimo Lopez shocked a lot of people with his hand speed and it showed early and often. At times, Vasiliy Lomachenko just did not have a response for Lopez.

Vasiliy Lomachenko would finally get the offense going in round 8 to make things more interesting.

This fight reached the 12th & Final round and both guys would leave it in the ring and it would go the distance.

The judges scored the fight as follows:

116-112
119-109
117-111

Teofimo Lopez took down Vasiliy Lomachenko to become the king of the lightweight division.

How the Judges scored the fight each round:

Following the fight, Teofimo Lopez was asked if this win would put him up there with the rest of the big names in sports not just boxing

His response:

Now the question is what is next for Teofimo Lopez & how will Vasiliy Lomachenko respond from this loss. 

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