A unification bout in the lightweight division between Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofilo Lopez may not take place within a specified time. The boxers still have not signed a contract for the fight.
Insider Mike Coppinger (The Athletic) stated that it is premature to say that the fight will take place on 3 October. It is reported vRINGe.
Recently, the WBC officially announced that the bout between Lomachenko and Lopez will take place in September 2020.
Promoter Bob Arum (Top Rank) hastened to inform that the meeting of the boxers will be held on October 3 in Las Vegas (USA).
Boxers are not under contract
Coppinger informs that the boxers didn’t sign a contract even to fight, which was scheduled for may 30 in new York.
Our sources say that, despite the previously announced date of the bout between Lomachenko and Lopez, none of the soldiers still have not received the contract for the fight. It’s not just about the date of October 3, but on a pre-announced date, i.e. may 30,
– said the insider.
However, he confirmed that the battle Lomachenko – Lopez is to be held on October 3 and will be shown on a paid platform (PPV) television channel ESPN.
Also, according to him, negotiations should begin soon. “Only so will the hope that the fight will indeed take place on 3 October,” summed up Coppinger.
In the fight between Lomachenko and Lopez at stake will stand the title of absolute world champion in the lightweight division. The Ukrainian owns the WBC, WBA and WBO, and Lopez – IBF title.
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