Champion IBF lightweight champion Richard Commies agreed on the defense of his title against Teofilo Lopez. the winner of this pair in the beginning of 2020 will fight against the WBC, WBA and WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko.
Commies and Lopez will determine the strongest December 14 in new York at Madison Square Garden, according to ESPN.
It is worth noting that the Commies pretty experienced fighter. He spent on a professional ring 29 fights, 26 of whom have graduated early victories by knockout. But twice he lost. But Lopez is a young powerful prospect. He has 14 fights and all he had wins (11 by knockout).
Lopez has repeatedly declared his intention to fight with Lomachenko. But whoever wins in this battle, in early 2020 he will fight against Vasyl Lomachenko for the IBF title. It remains to be seen whether Ukrainians agree to this fight to expose all of their championship belts. However, in case of his victory, Vasyl Lomachenko will become the absolute world champion in the lightweight division.