Lomachenko – Lopez: the WBC has officially named the date of the battle

Ломаченко – Лопес: WBC официально назвала дату боя

Ломаченко – Лопес: WBC официально назвала дату боя

The fight between Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofilo Lopez officially confirmed. The meeting will take place in September 2020. Boxers will meet in a duel for the title of absolute world champion in the lightweight division.

At stake the match will stand the WBC, WBA, WBO owned by Lomachenko, the belt IBF, which belongs to Lopez. It is reported by the WBC.

The exact date of the fight the bout between Lomachenko and Lopez, which was to be held on may 30, the WBC has not yet reported. Also it is not known where the meeting goes.

For both boxers, which cooperate with the promotion company Top Rank, it is the first fight in 2020.

  • 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, 2019 easily defeated the world champion under version IBF Richard Comm. Teofilo knocked out his opponent in the second round.
  • If Lomachenko wins, will become the absolute world champion on Boxing in the lightweight division. Basil can become only the second Ukrainian, who got such a title. Prior to that, the absolute world champion on Boxing was Oleksandr Usyk in the first heavy weight.

What about Lopez?

22-year-old boxer spent on a professional ring of 15 fights and won all of them. The assets of the Lopez 12 knockouts.

As an Amateur, Teofilo spent 170 fights, winning 150. According to the authoritative Boxing magazine The Ring Lopez the “Most promising boxer” in 2018. Lomachenko got that title in 2013.

In 2016, Lopez went to the Olympics in Brazil of the national team of Honduras. Lopez competed in the lightweight (57-60 kg) and lost in the 1/32 finals of the French Sofianou Umia.

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