Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez is the one boxing followers have been ready for.
The light-weight unification bout will pit Loma AKA Excessive-Tech and present WBA, WBC ‘franchise’ and WBO champion, in opposition to IBF king, Lopez, the place the winner will emerge with 4 titles.
Lomachenko vs Lopez: The information
Lomachenko: 14-1 with 10 wins by way of knockout.
The 32-year-old Ukrainian fought for a title in simply his second skilled struggle. He misplaced to Orlando Salido, who drove for Uber in his spare time, however the Loma of 2014 could be very totally different to the person who will relish the problem of silencing his opponent.
He’s a three-weight world champion and probably the most revered and admired fighters in boxing.
Lopez: 15-Zero with 12 wins by way of knockout.
The Honduran-American is simply 23 and believes he’s adequate to beat one of many best within the sport. As younger as he’s, he’s actually extra than simply an thrilling prospect given all he has achieved to date. “He has one thing that [Manny] Pacquiao had when he was actually younger,” famend coach, Teddy Atlas, stated.
“That explosive potential to shut the hole actually quick. He’s proper on prime of you actually fast. He’s out of vary, after which he closes that hole earlier than you possibly can react to it with the ability with the products.”
Lomachenko vs Lopez: Date and UK begin time
The Las Vegas struggle will happen on Saturday, October 17 US time. Which means it is going to be within the early hours of Sunday, October 18 UK time.
It’s going down on the iconic MGM Grand. No confirmed ring stroll/begin time has been introduced for the principle occasion but.
Nevertheless, the usual major occasion begin time in Vegas is someplace between 4am and 6am UK time.
Alex Saucedo and Arnold Barboza will conflict on the undercard earlier than the principle occasion.
Lomachenko vs Lopez: TV channel and UK stay stream
Surprisingly, the bout will not be being broadcast on a traditional UK TV channel.
Promoter Bob Arum instructed iFL TV: “I don’t suppose any of the tv networks within the UK have bothered to purchase that struggle.
“The place’s Sky and the place’s BT and the place’s ITV? If it’s such an important struggle, how come no one’s purchased it?
“In the meantime each little bit of Eddie’s junk goes on Sky they usually make the poor followers within the UK shell out cash to look at all of these things…
“A tv community that’s doing boxing can buy a Lomachenko vs Lopez struggle, which is a basic light-weight championship for all 4 belts.”
Lomachenko vs Lopez: The way to watch
As an alternative, the motion can be out there to UK viewers via FITE TV which is an internet pay-per-view streaming service.
Their web site states: “FITE streams a wealthy array of stay pay-per-view occasions, subscription packages and hundreds of hours of stay and on demand free applications to thousands and thousands of followers world wide.
“The premium content material you need, delivered the way you need it – On-line to Cellular to TV and OTT. We go the place you go together with wonderful high quality and worth.”
To look at Lomachenko vs Lopez, you’ll must make a FITE TV account and purchase the PPV.
From there, you possibly can watch the struggle on varied totally different good gadgets together with a telephone, pill, laptop computer, video games console or good TV.
Lomachenko vs Lopez: PPV worth
Lomachenko vs Lopez is offered via FITE TV for an internet PPV worth of £9.99.
Lomachenko vs Lopez: What has been stated?
Lomachenko stated: “Teofimo Lopez can discuss all he needs. He’s superb at speaking.
“He has achieved nothing however say my identify for the previous two years.
“I’m a fighter, and my objective is to win one other world title. Good for Teofimo.
“Once we struggle in Las Vegas, he’ll eat my punches and his phrases. I would be the higher man, and 4 world titles will come house with me to Ukraine.”
Lopez stated: “I’ll beat up Lomachenko and take his belts. Easy as that.
“I’m coming to Las Vegas to make historical past. I don’t just like the man, and I’m going to have enjoyable as Lomachenko’s face is crushed and marked up by my arms.
“The Takeover is right here, and the reign of Lomachenko, the little diva, is coming to an finish.”
Lomachenko vs Lopez: The press convention
Noticeably at their remaining press convention on Wednesday evening, each time Lopez spoke, Loma glared at him throughout the room.
The teenager largely prevented eye contact with the elder champion, prompting some observers to model him ‘nervous’ on the large stage.
Then on the weigh-in, Lomachenko broke via the social distance barrier to get within the face of his rival.
Lopez, although, could have the chance to reply all these questions and silence his doubters when he steps into the ring with Lomachenko on Saturday evening.