World news – CA – Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez Jr results: Lopez dethrones Lomachenko, unifies light titles


Not many people gave Teofimo Lopez Jr a chance to defeat Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday night in the MGM Grand bubble in Las Vegas The idea was that the 23-year-old was too young, too inexperienced and not enough pure boxer to dethrone the champion who many experts considered to be the best pound for pound fighter in the sport

The Brooklyn native stepped out and calmed the boxing world by proving he is wise beyond his years and has a better boxing IQ than anyone thought he did. neither let the moment overwhelm him

All of this led him to defeat Lomachenko by unanimous decision (119-109, 117-111, 116-112) to add the WBA (Super), WBO and WBC (Franchise) titles to his IBF lightweight belt Lopez ne missing that regular WBC belt, which Devin Haney holds

“I’m a fighter,” Lopez said in his post-fight interview “I had to dig deep I knew he was coming Keep pushing him and don’t give him a chance to settle down He was on a 14 month layoff I knew it would take time « 

Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) came out and let Lomachenko know he was there to fight. He set the tone by doing something no one thought he would do: throw the jab and work on Lomachenko’s exposed body

Lomachenko was trying to find angles and ways to connect, but Lopez would step forward, set the pace and then hit the hardest punches. His size and power seemed too important for Lomachenko

Loma got into a rhythm in the second half of the fight by staying indoors, being more active and getting sharper hits The momentum changed and the fight seemed to be on hold

As the fight entered the 12th and final round, Lopez was exhausted and looked like he was on the ropes Instead, he bit his mouthpiece and fought the best three minutes of his career He injured Lomachenko with a series of left hooks and body shots and forced Lomachenko back to the ropes to secure the decision

Defeat ends 13-game winning streak for 32-year-old Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs), who challenged the scorecards even though he admitted the decision was final

« In the first half he won more heats, » said Lomachenko « But I took over in the second half I definitely don’t agree with the scorecards

12:53 am: Lopez def Lomachenko via unanimous decision (119-109, 117-111, 116-112) to win WBA (Super) and WBO lightweight titles Regardless of the scorecards, give Lopez credit ; he fought when it mattered and beat arguably the best fighter in the sport

Round 12: Lopez just lived the round of his life He bit his mouthpiece and landed one hard left hook after another, including one that knocked out Lomachenko It’s time to go to the judges’ scoreboards It could go either way (10-9 Lopez, 114-114)

Round 11: Lomachenko pushes the issue and pledges to be inside and ready to fight I liked what Lopez did in the last 30 seconds He was tearing up the body and firing Lomachenko It all comes down in the final round (10-9 Lomachenko, 105-104 Lomachenko)

Round 10: Right now Lomachenko is in charge He got it Lopez He pulls the jab, who prepares his powerful punches Lopez has to keep his hands up as he tears himself upstairs (10-9 Lomachenko, 95-95)

Round 9: Lopez fought better but Lomachenko pumped up the jab and throwing combinations, which set the 23-year-old Lopez’s game plan in need of getting back to the body; it was his best recipe for success We have a fight (10-9 Lomachenko, 86-85 Lopez)

Round 8: The Winds of Fighting Changed Lomachenko let him free going up and down with combinations Can see the frustration on Lopez’s face How does he regain control? (10-9 Lomachenko, 77-75 Lopez)

Round 7: Lomachenko opened up coming in and being ready to trade, and he landed the clearest punches You can see Lopez start to peel off and get frustrated when Lomachenko would fight in the clinch. needs to stay calm (10-9 Lomachenko, 68-65 Lopez)

Round 6: Just when it looked like Lomachenko would win the round, Lopez stole it with a short right uppercut followed by a right hand I’ve never seen Lopez look so beautiful (10-9 Lopez, 59 -55 Lopez)

Round 5: Lomachenko waits for Lopez to make a mistake But here’s the thing: it hasn’t happened yet Lopez continues to follow the game plan and make Lomachenko ordinary (10-9 Lopez, 49-46 Lopez)

Round 4: Lopez fights extremely well He sends the boxer in addition to hammering the body Too much movement and not enough work from Lomachenko (10-9 Lopez, 39-37 Lopez)

Round 3: Right now Lopez is faster for the toss and land the sharper hits Lomachenko needs to get going and step up the activity (10-9 Lopez, 29-28 Lopez)

Round 2: Another good round for Lopez as he continued to pump the jab and land a solid left hook But Lomachenko arrived in the dying moments when he landed a clean combination It was enough to win the round but momentum seems to change (10-9 Lomachenko, 19-19)

Lap 1: I couldn’t have asked for a better lap if you’re Lopez’s corner kick He established the jab and more importantly went to the body, to which Lomachenko has been vulnerable in the past Lomachenko does not throw not much in the first round as he processes the information, but Lopez did everything right in the opening streak (10-9 Lopez)

11:52 pm: Now is the time for the main event as Vasiliy Lomachenko puts his WBA (Super) and WBO lightweight titles on the line against IBF title holder Teofimo Lopez The time to speak is over Lopez maybe he confirm everything he said and dethrone arguably the best pound for pound fighter in the world? Or does Lomachenko reign supreme? We are about to find out

11:36 pm: Barboza def Saucedo via unanimous decision (97-92, 97-92, 96-93) Barboza remained calm after being knocked down for the first time and made this fight rather easy He had a constant volume and a higher work rate, both of which proved too difficult for Saucedo to overcome. You could tell Barboza wanted to prove a point He could have won a boxing match without too much trouble on the slugger, but Barboza beat Saucedo in his own match by staying in the pocket and shooting for a shot A fine performance from the 28-year-old, who is now in the thick of it in a busy junior welterweight division

11:18 pm: Saucedo and Barboza got mixed up in round 7 Barboza came out and stumbled for a second, and Saucedo hit two left hands to send him to the canvas The referee initially ruled that he it was a trip, but after the end of the round, the Nevada State Athletic Commission reviewed the replay and declared it overturned Good job by state of Nevada to respond correctly. Hopefully we’ll see universal instant replay in all states

10:49 pm: Now is the time for the Lomachenko vs Lopez co-main event as Arnold Barboza Jr takes on Alex Saucedo in a junior welterweight bout. Barboza (24-0, 10 KOs) wins three d stoppage in his last four fights Saucedo (30-1, 19 KOs) is a former challenger for the world title, losing to Maurice Hooker in November 2018 This is the biggest moment in Barboza’s career as ‘he faces his toughest opponent by far.We will learn how good the 28-year-old is

10:48 pm: It’ll be interesting to see when the main event kicks off, given there’s a huge college football game between Alabama and Georgia Currently there are four minutes left in the third quarter. source close to the situation told Sporting News earlier in the week that the race plan was to wait until the match was over and then Lomachenko and Lopez would make their ring

10:26 pm: Berlanga def Soufflet de TKO at 1:19 am of the first round Berlanga knocked out Bellows with an overhand right that spurted blood from Bellows’ left eye The beginning of the end came when Berlanga knocked out Bellows with a short left followed by another forehand to the top of the head that tripped him into the ropes Berlanga finished with a left hand, a blazing right to the right, then a barrage of shots that forced the referee to step in and leave the fight

Berlanga came along wanting to save a few laps, but he saw an opening to quickly finish things off In doing so, he became the first fighter to stop Bellows It’s a treat to watch and boxing fans need to be careful to him

HE RECEIVED @ EdgarBerlangaJr achieves 15 consecutive KOs in the first round to start his career #LomaLopez picTwittercom / n4Uz2OjiEB

10:12 pm: Lomachenko’s opening bout vs Lopez’s main card has Edgar Berlanga facing Lanell Bellows in a middleweight bout Berlanga is one of the sport’s most exciting young fighters; he is undefeated in 14 fights, with all those wins by first round knockout Bellows (20-5-3, 13 KOs) wins back-to-back knockout wins

10 pm: Welcome to Sporting News ‘live coverage of the WBA (Super) lightweight title unification clash between WBA (Super) and WBO champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and IBF title list Teofimo Lopez Jr C’ is the biggest fight to date since boxing returned in June from the global COVID-19 pandemic Sit back, relax and have refreshments while you can It’s going to be an unforgettable night

Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez is scheduled for Saturday, October 17 Main card starts at 10 pm ET

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World news – CA – Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez Jr results: Lopez dethrones Lomachenko, unites light titles


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