Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez’s tremendous battle is now simply hours away.
The light-weight unification bout will see Loma, the WBA, WBC ‘franchise’ and WBO champion, tackle IBF king, Lopez, with the winner leaving Vegas’s MGM Grand with all 4 titles.
This battle will happen at prime time within the US, which means it’s a late night time for UK followers trying to keep up and watch.
Lomachenko vs Lopez: Date and UK begin time
The Las Vegas battle will happen on Saturday, October 17 US time. This implies will probably be within the early hours of Sunday, October 18 UK time.
It’s taking place inside High Rank’s bubble on the MGM Grand Resort. No confirmed ring stroll/begin time has been introduced for the principle occasion but.
Nevertheless, the usual principal 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 massive battle.
Lomachenko vs Lopez: TV channel and UK dwell stream
Surprisingly, the bout just isn’t being broadcast on a standard UK TV channel.
Promoter Bob Arum advised iFL TV: “I don’t suppose any of the tv networks within the UK have bothered to purchase that battle.
“The place’s Sky and the place’s BT and the place’s ITV? If it’s such an excellent battle, how come no one’s purchased it?
“In the meantime each little bit of Eddie’s junk goes on Sky and so they make the poor followers within the UK shell out cash to look at all of these things…
“A tv community that’s doing boxing should purchase a Lomachenko vs Lopez battle, which is a traditional light-weight championship for all 4 belts.”
Lomachenko vs Lopez: watch
As an alternative, the motion will probably be out there to UK viewers by FITE TV which is a web-based pay-per-view streaming service.
Their web site states: “FITE streams a wealthy array of dwell pay-per-view occasions, subscription packages and 1000’s of hours of dwell and on demand free applications to thousands and thousands of followers world wide.
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To look at Lomachenko vs Lopez, you’ll have to make a FITE TV account and purchase the PPV.
From there, you may watch the battle on numerous totally different good units together with a cellphone, pill, laptop computer, video games console or good TV.
Lomachenko vs Lopez: PPV worth
Lomachenko vs Lopez is out there by FITE TV for a web-based PPV worth of £9.99.
Lomachenko vs Lopez: The data
Lomachenko: 14-1 with 10 wins through knockout.
The 32-year-old Ukrainian fought for a title in simply his second skilled battle. He misplaced to Orlando Salido, who drove for Uber in his spare time, however the Loma of 2014 may be very totally different to the person who will relish the problem of silencing his opponent.
He’s a three-weight world champion and one of the revered and admired fighters in boxing.
Lopez: 15-Zero with 12 wins through knockout.
The Honduran-American is simply 23 and believes he’s adequate to beat one of many biggest within the sport. As younger as he’s, he’s definitely extra than simply an thrilling prospect given all he has achieved thus far. “He has one thing that [Manny] Pacquiao had when he was actually younger,” famend coach, Teddy Atlas, mentioned.
“That explosive skill to shut the hole actually quick. He’s proper on high of you actually fast. He’s out of vary, after which he closes that hole earlier than you may react to it with the facility with the products.”
Lomachenko vs Lopez: The press convention
Noticeably at their closing press convention on Wednesday night time, each time Lopez spoke, Loma glared at him throughout the room.
Clips of this have since gone viral on social media.
The teenager largely prevented eye contact with the elder champion, prompting some observers to model him ‘nervous’ on the massive stage.
In fact, Lopez can have the chance to reply all these questions and silence his doubters when he steps into the ring with Lomachenko on Saturday night time.