I want only to improve who I am and to improve my legacy. And, of course, four belts. “It could be the biggest possible audience for a boxing match that I can remember,” Arum said. Boxing fans should be thankful, too. And, instead of pay-per-view, the fight will be televised live on ESPN, guaranteeing a larger audience than a pay-per-view even if the money isn’t nearly the same. “ He wouldn’t have gone to 135. Lomachenko is a great machine, a technical genius with the way he does distance and footwork. We think its a fascinating fight, Arum said. Lomachenko is widely regarded as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, while Lopez is an undefeated power puncher eager to make himself a household name. Weve got to be thankful for what we have.”. Hes known as an emotional fighter who possesses both quickness and power and, like Lomachenko, is trained by his father. News News Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources. Winning this is a stamp and a mark to put on for the new era. 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But he will be facing off against a fighter regarded by most in boxing as the best technician in the sport. He brings not only his skills but some ring rust into the fight, having not fought in 14 months since winning a decision in London over Luke Campbell to win his third title belt. Get your popcorn ready and just enjoy the show.”. “Winning this is a stamp and a mark to put on for the new era. And he likes the idea of having all the belts at once, even without fans to root him on. All rights reserved. Ever,” Lomachenko said. “I don’t think about it being personal, I don’t have a problem with his family and this boy,” Lomachenko said. “Lomachenko is a great machine, a technical genius with the way he does distance and footwork. Both are risking future riches, too, in a fight that will show just how far the Brooklyn-born Lopez has come since losing in the 2016 Olympics while representing Honduras. Risk was in the outrage of believing, correctly it turns out, that Lomachenko is mortal, The 23-year-old from Brooklyn became the unified lightweight champion and managed to do what few in boxing thought he could do — outbox perhaps the best technician in boxing. I need this belt and Saturday, October 17 I will try to take this belt.". Vasiliy Lomachenko fights Teofimo Lopez on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. And he likes the idea of having all the belts at once, even without fans to root him on. Get your popcorn ready and just enjoy the show. Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez odds, date: Picks, predictions from expert on 23-2 roll Peter Kahn is an astounding 23-2 on SportsLine boxing picks since the sport resumed. Ukrainian boxing superstar Vasyl Lomachenko says he sees his upcoming fight with Teofimo Lopez as a legacy fight, and believes he'll be facing one of the world's best when they face off on October 17. How much money will Lomachenko and Crolla make? This is the part where Im leading the new generation, the 23-year-old Lopez said. "When I came into professional boxing I always wanted to fight only with the top fighters, with world champions," he said. Lomachenko is widely regarded as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, while Lopez is an undefeated power puncher eager to make himself a household name. Lomachenko said he has always relished the challenge of facing the very best boxers on the planet, and says he'll face a tough test against Lopez when they throw hands at the MGM Grand. The fight tops a card promoted by Arum’s Top Rank from the MGM Grand, where Arum has held all his cards since the pandemic began. But, despite Lopez targeting Lomachenko's titles, "The Matrix" said he harbors no ill-feeling toward his opponent ahead of fight night in Las Vegas. And, instead of pay-per-view, the fight will be televised live on ESPN, guaranteeing a larger audience than a pay-per-view even if the money isnt nearly the same.