Evidence of this has been seen in Lomachenko’s past fights, with the Ukrainian tasting the mat in the Linares bout and Campbell halting Lomachenko, albeit temporarily, in his tracks. By: Oliver McManus .

8. Lopez’s only viable path to unifying the division is through a KO. And we won’t know it until the fighters step into the ring and the bell sounds. There’s nothing he can’t do. If he tries to aggressively pressure him, he'll be the amateurish bull to the three-division champion's matador. “Hi-Tek” dominated Luke Campbell and Jose Pedraza, but he wasn’t able to close the curtains. Oct 17, 2020, 05:30 PM EDT. A points win is the percentage call but I’ll go for a late stoppage win for Lomachenko rather than points because I don’t see Lopez settling for a points defeat at any stage, I think he’ll keep fighting for the win until the bitter end and as a result leave openings that Loma will be able to exploit.”, Craig Scott (contributor for Boxing Social and BWAA auxiliary member) –, “Everything we’ve seen from Teofimo Lopez suggests he’s a special, unique talent. Vasyl Lomachenko fixed a glare on Teofimo Lopez every time he spoke at their press conference…, — Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 15, 2020. Lomachenko isn't Mayweather by any stretch, but he has a similar impact on foes. Lomachenko has, time after time, proven that he is a class above his peers. The man who reportedly amassed a 396-1 record in the amateur ranks wasted no time jumping into the deep end in the professional ranks. In my opinion he’s one of the best ever.
Fight Prediction for Loma vs Lopez.

We expect this fight to be a war, but a very calculated one.

At only 23 there is a long and I predict very successful career ahead, regardless of how this fight goes for Lopez. The biggest lesson in that study is that size only matters in boxing when skill and talent are equal, so Lopez might be a little bigger than Lomachehko, but that probably won't matter much in the fight. By … If Lopez can’t keep up with Lomachenko’s speed and movement, he will be in big trouble and I don’t think a referee stoppage late in a one-sided fight is out of the question. Loma’s footwork is going to be to much for Teo, he’ll frustrate the hell out of young Teo, who then gets reckless and that’s when Loma’s laser beam body shots will come in. Vasiliy Lomachenko takes on Teofimo Lopez with all the belts on the line that matter in boxing's lightweight division on October 17 at The Bubble at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Like him again, Alvarez was going up against arguably the most brutal and elite pound-for-pound savant of his time. Lopez’s power and timing is a field-leveler. #LomaLopez | OCT 17 | ESPN pic.twitter.com/BE6PC8g9yd. Jay Harris (Commonwealth flyweight champion and former European champion / world title challenger) –, “It’s a great fight but I’m going with Loma.

Recommended For You. AP. Similar to when Canelo shared the ring with Mayweather, Lopez just doesn’t know enough yet to be able to win rounds against a master craftsman like the Ukrainian. Jorge Linares is probably the closest style of boxer that Loma has fought, that is similar to Lopez. Exactly how long does the fight last? He says a critical X-factor you're not even thinking about decides this highly anticipated fight. He is a man of substance and struggle, but his facia of excitement covers his story. Lopez, with his wicked left hook and thunderous straight right, has looked spectacular in his young career while subsisting on the usual young fighter diet of has-beens, never-weres and never will-bes. Kahn has praise for both boxers but says neither has fought tremendous opponents lately. For me Loma stops him late but as long as Lopez is in the fight he has a puncher’s chance as he won’t outbox Loma but it’s a very interesting fight.”, Martin Theobald  (articles and podcast for NewAgeBoxing). When time is called on his career, he may well be regarded in the pantheon of the sport’s most elite. Cain Bradley (amateur boxing aficionado) –. What does a Vasiliy Lomachenko victory look like? New, 130 comments. He is an astounding 23-2 on SportsLine boxing picks since the hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, returning $1,760 to $100 bettors. Lomachenko is the man. Considering that we haven’t seen how Lopez will be able the kind of punishment that Lomachenko can provide, I’m going to take a chance on  Loma winning this fight before the final bell.
Kahn is uncanny when it comes to picking fights. Kahn manages nearly 10 percent of Top Rank's fighters, and he can be seen and heard weekly as co-host of "The Fight Guys" show on FITE TV. I’m going to swim against the tide here and predict not just a Lopez win, but a Lopez stoppage. Lomachenko, TKO, Rd.

Loma or Lopez? Have you ever seen Loma like this before a fight!? Fair play to him for stepping up. But what he lacks in size and punching power, Lomachenko more than makes up for his unorthodox footwork, unmatched ring IQ, and frankly, his creative genius at putting together combinations.

SI's boxing writers Chris Mannix and Greg Bishop make their picks. On Sunday, Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1) will take on Teófimo López (15-0) in a truly mouth-watering match-up. It’s been a long year, especially in the world of boxing. One would be hard-pressed to find a starker contrast, professionally or personally, on either side of the ring. Having said that though I think it’s too soon for him. In his career-defining win over Richard Commey, Lopez rocked the former lightweight champion with a left hook early Round 2. It's a fight between two elite world champions who would probably be wise to avoid facing each other but are deciding to risk it all for the glory anyway. Lomachenko is a southpaw, Teofimo Lopez has only … … Not only is Loma lightyears better than anybody Lopez has defeated, but this will also be the first time where the 23-year-old will need to fight off the back foot. When a fighter is in a shadowy place like Commey was, he’s apt to make a mistake and that’s how fights end against Lopez. "Based on everything Wilder has expressed leading up to the fight and his true dislike and beef with Breazeale, expect Wilder to come out and try to get rid of him early to make a statement," Kahn told readers.

He is fast and powerful, as well as having a significant size advantage over Lomachenko. Lomachenko vs Lopez Predictions & Betting Props, The Latest Premier League Odds To Win The Season, How to Bet on Boxing – The Strategy Guide, How To Bet On MMA – Ultimate Strategy Guide, He done what was needed to get this fight made, Boxing Odds Released for Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez - Betting Insider Journal, Boxing Predictions & Betting Props for Usyk vs Chisora, Boxing Odds Released for Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora, NBA Title Odds for 2021: Lakers Favored, Nets Offer Value, MLB Daily Fantasy Sports: Top Players that Should be in Your Lineup. Last year in the heavyweight division, Kahn called Deontay Wilder knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round, a massive 22-1 long shot bet. Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez will go down October 17 at MGM Grand, Las Vegas. He done what was needed to get this fight made, which says alot these days in sports. However, in Lopez he meets someone who is on a hot-streak. And if a guy on that level says you're reminiscent of Willie Pep, you are. He's a generationally great fighter whose skills were compared to Willie Pep by no less an authority than the late, great Harold Lederman. ET from the MGM Grand conference center, with attendance limited to a few hundred sponsors and invited first responders. Though he's certainly not the one-punch banger Lopez is, Lomachenko does everything else better. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Lopez should not be underestimated, this fight has shades of Canelo taking on Mayweather too early in his career. Lomachenko is a southpaw, Teofimo Lopez has only … Trying to walk his opponent down, establishing his dominance and confidence by hurting the older, smaller fighter. Lopez wants to be the man. In 2014, Lomachenko took on the cagey veteran (read: dirty fighter) Orlando Salido for a world championship in the featherweight division.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800 GAMBLER. Vasyl Lomachenko stormed to the scales and then went straight over to Teofimo Lopez for an INTENSE face off (via @ESPNRingside, @trboxing) pic.twitter.com/c43hu9Jrri, — Boxing on BT Sport (@BTSportBoxing) October 16, 2020. 121/4 (17.0 ov), Before fatherhood, Virat Kohli looks at path laid down by champion boxer, mother Mary Kom, Boxer Lovlina Borgohain tests positive for coronavirus, misses flight to Italy for training-cum-competition trip, Black Box and The Lie review: Amazon, Blumhouse kick off Halloween season with two fright-free fiascos. Lopez is a confident stalker, Campbell and Pedraza were there to survive and perhaps get lucky. Lomachenko dominated almost every second of that bout and stopped Linares in the 10th round, but he made one false move against a terrific fighter and landed on the canvass. Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez staff picks and predictions New, 7 comments Check out our predictions for the undisputed lightweight title between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez. The Ukrainian is the superior boxer, mover and defender. 2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world and one of the most exciting young boxers in the sport could be a much needed boost for Bob Arum and Top Rank. Fight Prediction for Loma vs Lopez. Lomachenko will chose not to slug with Lopez but rather take the opening few rounds at distance before taking advantage of the opportunities he learns from his early forays. Michael J. Leboff. Lopez’s boasts about taking over boxing and his father’s continued disrespect of Lomachenko haven’t sat well with the Ukrainian, who has vowed to “cause him pain.”.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Best yet, the winner will be crowned the first undisputed 135-pound boxing champion among the men since Pernell Whitaker accomplished the feat 30 years ago. "He fought an undersized Guillermo Rigondeaux as well. Perhaps this is too early in his career? Lopez, by contrast, is in the full flush of youth and a big lightweight (he’s already speaking openly of moving up a weight division). I don’t doubt that Lopez can take a punch, but Lomachenko doesn’t stop working. When they get in there with him, they realize he's not as easy to hit as the other guys have been. By picking his shots and frustrating the younger fighter at times. How can Teofimo Lopez win? Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Download the Action app to track all your bets in one place.

Download App. Round betting on Loma or Lopez to win in a particular round offers real bang for your buck. Lomachenko does not have that victory that defines him. This may be the final weight division where he can dominate the top level fighters. It would not be a stretch to say that with the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder rematch seemingly evaporating into the ether, the bout between the brilliant boxing wizard Lomachenko (32) and the young and brash upstart Lopez (23) is the most anticipated clash of 2020. And then Loma’s laser beam body shots will find their target.

If he does that against Lopez, all bets are off. Let’s start with the Ukrainian. The difference here is that the fight-script for Lopez should read very differently from what he saw against Pedraza and Campbell. There are some really juicy odds for this fight. Lomachenko doesn't just takes fighters’ hearts. But Lomachenko is almost a decade older and has gained a vast wealth of experience through that time in the sport that Lopez simply doesn't possess.