The head of the promotion company Top Rank Bob Arum intends to organize a fight between Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO’s) and Teofino Lopez (15-0, 12 KO’s) until late spring.
He said this in an interview with news portal BoxingScene, noting that he wants to organize this match on 30 may at the legendary new York arena “Madison Square garden”.
We almost agreed on everything, our working date is may 30. And this fight belongs to the “garden.” This match, to be held in new York
Also Bob Arum wants to have time to conclude the deal before the end of next week to take advantage of the huge attention will be paid to rematch fury – Wilder.
My goal: to complete negotiations before the 22nd of February. In the presence of this huge audience to announce the organization of the fight on television.
- If the battle Lomachenko – Lopez held, the Ukrainian can get him for $ 4.5 million. Still the biggest fee Lomachenko fight was 2 million euros. Their world champion under versions WBC, WBA and WBO earned August 31, 2019, when he beat Luke Campbell.
- Lomachenko last went to the ring is still August 31, 2019. In London Ukrainian decision defeated Luke Campbell and won the WBC title.
- Teofilo Lopez December 15, easily defeated the world champion under version IBF Richard Comm. Teofilo knocked out his opponent in the second round.
- If Lomachenko wins, he will become the absolute world champion on Boxing in the lightweight division. And the second Ukrainian, who received this title. Prior to that, the absolute world champion on Boxing was Oleksandr Usyk in the first heavy weight.