Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez have now agreed terms to meet in a highly anticipated unification fight targeted for October 17.
Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) has not fought since dealing Luke Campbell a unanimous decision loss last September, and it was by design so that he can take on the Brooklyn-bred Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) without any limitations.
|EVENT||Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez|
|Date||Saturday 17 October 2020|
|Venue||Madison Square Garden in New York|
|Start Time||7:00 pm|
|Live Stream||WATCH NOW|
According to the panel on today’s Top Rank Boxing on ESPN broadcast, the fight between WBA/WBO lightweight titlist Vasiliy Lomachenko and IBF titleholder Teofimo Lopez is a done deal, and will air Oct. 17 on ESPN, not pay-per-view.
The fight was first reported to be close to done, and “targeted” for Oct. 17, just a few days ago, not long after the fight was thought to be all but dead.
Vasyl Lomachenko will take on Teofimo Lopez on Saturday 17th October 2020 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest is for the undisputed lightweight championship of the world, with the WBA, IBF, WBO & WBC belts on the line.
Lomachenko vs Lopez Fight Card:
- Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez
- Alex Saucedo vs Arnold Barboza Jr.
- Lanell Bellows vs Edgar Berlanga
- Kendo Castaneda vs Josue Vargas
- John Vincent Moralde vs J. Durantes Vivas
- Jan Carlos Rivera vs Quinton Randall
- Charles Garner vs Jahi Tucker