He was able to beat down fighters to the body. The 5’4″ Gary Russell Jr is a good fighter, but he would be too small for the 5’8″ Teofimo, and he would be giving away too much size., speed and power. He (Lomachenko) had 370 amateur fights and we beat him at his own game. Data may be incomplete and inaccurate. “Vasily will be taking on Teofimo Lopez for the undisputed 135-pound championship,” said Mannix. Teofimo Lopez is a American professional boxer. He just ended up giving him a whuppin.’.”. “We outboxed him. Then he lay there and did several snow angels, right in the middle of that winter wonderland known as Las Vegas. Ignored was the fact that Lopez was younger, bigger and, as it turned out, quicker, with a longer reach.

We just made the best boxer in the world look like nothing. Prior to his title fight against Lomachenko, Lopez Jr. connected with Al Bernstein to discuss several things about his career. As an amateur he represented Honduras at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In case Lopez Sr. hadn’t made himself clear, he yelled “Blowout!” when Teofimo came to the stool after the seventh round. “No, and you just said he fought Luke Campbell, who is taller than Teofimo Lopez and has a longer reach,” said Sergio Mora. “I just think at 135 pounds, it’s not a weight class that he’s physically great at. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions. Mark Whicker has worked for SCNG newspapers since 1987. He’s a genius! The messing will continue. BoxRec.com uses cookies to make the site simpler.

We can hit you and you can’t hit us, and once you get inside us, you’re gonna pay. We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. “He hadn’t fought in 14 months,” Lopez said. By Kenneth Friedman: The young lion Teofimo Lopez will be looking to Vasily Lomachenko and rip away his WBA, WBC [Franchise], and WBO lightweight titles this Saturday, October 17th on ESPN. It’s also possible that Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis will become super-lightweights, too. No wonder he is ready for the upcoming thriller against Loma. He was knocked won by Jorge Linares in his fight. Lomachenko vs. Lopez: Is Teofimo the toughest test of Loma’s career? Senior also said Junior would most likely graduate to the 140-pound division, which is loading up by the second.

Teofimo Lopez, right, lands a straight right to the chin of Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday night in Las Vegas. I had a lot of thinking to do and I realized that ‘hey, listen, that’s right now he is just being my coach. Mark Whicker has worked for SCNG newspapers since 1987. In case Lopez Sr. hadn’t made himself clear, he yelled “Blowout!” when Teofimo came to the stool after the seventh round. Vasiliy Lomachenko (c) -450 vs. Teofimo Lopez (c) +350, IBF, WBA, WBO lightweight championship He’s fought for times at 135 since moving up to the division in 2018, and he’s not looked overly impressive. Ignored was the fact that Lopez was younger, bigger and, as it turned out, quicker, with a longer reach. Ignored was the fact that Lopez was younger, bigger and, as it turned out, quicker, with a longer reach. ), Lopez piled up 148 power shots, a high for any of Lomahencko’s opponents. “Lomachenko will be trying to run his record to 15-1 and try and continue to be considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Teófimo Andrés López Rivera (born July 30, 1997) is a Honduran-American professional boxer who has held the IBF lightweight title since 2019. A 19-year-old Lopez made his professional debut on November 5, 2016 against Ishwar Siqueiros. He was able to knockdown Campbell, and he hurt him to the body. Walters was out of the ring for 11 months before taking on Lomachenko, and he was clearly rusty and not at his best at the time. Copyright © 2007-2020 Boxing News 24. Vasyl Lomachenko.

But by then Lopez had banked too many rounds. IBF World lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez is ready to go to war with WBA super and WBO lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko next weekend. The last fight of Teofimo Lopez took place on October 17, 2020 against Although we do not pre-screen comments, we reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable to us, and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy the law, regulation, or government request. Teofimo Lopez remains undefeated as a professional. Judge Julie Lederman gave Lopez a 10-point victory, and Tim Cheatham favored Lopez 116-112. Teofimo Lopez next fight will be announced later. Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez will unify that one, and Arnold Barboza Jr., of El Monte, moved into the line of succession with a solid decision over Alex Saucedo. Campbell is a little taller than Lopez and has a longer reach, but he’s not the same type of talent. Boxing Bellator 249: Cris Cyborg’s first title defense worth the wait. If not for the super dads, we could have possibly missed out on two world champions of the modern-day lightweight unit.

Trainer: Teofimo Lopez Sr. (father) *** WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH. The Honduran-American had a strong career before turning pro, though.

He did not become the unified champ through slapstick and one-shot power. The last time Lomachenko forced one of his opponents to quit was three years ago in stopping super bantamweight Guilleromo Rigondeaux to give up in round six in 2017. “No, and you just said he fought Luke Campbell, who is taller than Teofimo Lopez and has a longer reach,” said Sergio Mora. “Ahead of this Saturday’s match-up, he said that beating Lopez won’t be easy. But it’s the body shots against the bigger fighters. On December 14, 2019 Lopez became the IBF lightweight champion.

Lopez won the first seven rounds on every judge’s card. scheduled bouts subject to change & commission approval. Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez will unify that one, and Arnold Barboza Jr., of El Monte, moved into the line of succession with a solid decision over Alex Saucedo. “No, and you just said he fought Luke Campbell, who is taller than Teofimo Lopez and has a longer reach,” said Sergio Mora. GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. at 130, he is unbeatable. It’s got to be the best win of Lomachenko’s career if he defeats Teofimo because none of the guys that he’s beaten in the past could deal with his talent. Or, contact our editors by emailing moderator@scng.com. Lopez joked that he wanted the equally loquacious Haney, whom he called the “two-time e-mail champion of the world,” but then admitted, “I just like messing with people.”. As he did so, blood droplets peppered the canvas, coming from a 12th-round cut in his right eyelid. ... Lopez was, after all, younger and bigger and held a three-inch reach …

“We outboxed him. Lopez staggered Lomachenko and was ready for a finishing crescendo when Lomachenko accidentally head-butted him in the eye and brought loose the blood. Teofimo Lopez, right, lands a straight right to the chin of Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Every time he wanted to throw, I had something ready for him. He doesn’t have the big names. Later, Lomachenko found himself so far behind that he entered the danger zone, and at times he rocked Lopez with jabs and uppercuts. Is Lomachenko vulnerable to you at 135 pounds?”.

Teófimo Andrés López Rivera (born July 30, 1997) is an American professional boxer.He is the current unified lightweight world champion, having held the IBF title since 2019 and the WBA (Super), WBO, and Ring magazine titles since October 2020. In the third, Lomachenko only landed two punches. There are reasons to believe that this will be his [Lomachenko] most significant win. “He’s going to clean out another division, and I’m going to tell you how. The power is going to be different, but like I said, power is not enough with footwork and defense.”. As he did so, blood droplets peppered the canvas, coming from a 12th-round cut in his right eyelid. If you like analytics (and who doesn’t? He did his usual backflip in the midst of the ring. GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. However, Walters was coming off of a controversial 10 round draw against Jason Sosa when he fought Lomachenko in November 2016. But anytime you have that kind of footwork and that kind of defense, that kind of pedigree and that kind of confidence like Lomachenko, vulnerability doesn’t exist in his mindset. Is he vulnerable? Lomachenko has seen it all and been through it all.”. He has been a sports columnist for newspapers since 1980 and a professional sportswriter since 1974. If you see comments that you find offensive, please use the “Flag as Inappropriate” feature by hovering over the right side of the post, and pulling down on the arrow that appears. “We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whicker: Edgar Berlanga is boxing’s new Minute Man Lomachenko is not the same fighter at lightweight compared to when he was fighting at 126 and 130.

He did not charge Lomachenko in those early rounds when the Ukranian was getting his engine warm, and he used his three-inch reach advantage to protect himself and frustrate the most poised man in boxing. Power isn’t going to be enough. “He hadn’t fought in 14 months,” Lopez said. I’ll take one to give one.”, “I spent all week with him,” said super-middleweight Edgar Berlanga, who scored his 15th one-round knockout (over Lanell Meadows) in his first 15 fights. Reach: 65.5 inches Professional record: 14-1 (10 KOs) Major career titles: WBO featherweight, WBO super featherweight, WBA, WBC and WBO lightweight. “Walters was 26-0 at the time, and he was knocking everyone out, Nonito Donaire to Vic Darchinyan. It flowed well, thanks to a forceful heart. © Champinon.info 2018-2020. There was nothing easy about this fights against Jose Pedraza, Jorge Linares, and Luke Campbell. “That’s going to be his biggest win. “Lopez is a big 135-pounders. “Look, anyone is vulnerable when you step inside the squared circle, especially when you’re moving up two or three weight classes like Lomachenko, but that’s what great fighters do.

You saw everything about Teofimo Lopez right then, as if he hadn’t shown you enough. I am always gonna think about that, he is always proud of me and he is always gonna push me to my limbs as much as I can, you know until I can’t.”, As per Teofimo, communication is the most important part of the relationship. Lopez … ... including a one-inch height advantage and three-inch reach advantage. Every time he wanted to throw, I had something ready for him. “Not only physically, but mentally and with the footwork.”. 2019-12-14: Richard Commey: 29 2 0: Madison Square Garden, New York Mark can be reached at mwhicker@scng.com or mwhicker03@gmail.com. The guys that Lomachenko picked dup his best wins against were mostly smaller fighters, who didn’t have the power or the speed to keep up with him. One of them being his training under his father, Lopez Sr.

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