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Arum Outlines Plan To Get To Lomachenko vs. Lopez

By Ryan Burton

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is very interested in matching top 2 pound-for-pound fighter Vasiliy Lomachenko (13-1) against rising prospect turned contender Teofimo Lopez (13-0).

In his last outing which took place in April, Lomachenko blasted out an overmatched Anthony Crolla to retain his WBA and WBO lightweight titles. Lopez fought a week later when he stopped Edis Tatli in 5 rounds. 

Lomachenko previously stated that he would only fight Lopez if he had a world title. Arum outlined a plan to make both fighters happy.

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“Lopez is fighting the Japanese guy (Masayoshi) Nakatani for the #1 position (with the IBF). If he wins then he will fight the Commey-Beltran winner. That fight is June 28th,” Arum told BoxingScene.com.

“Lomachenko then will fight Luke Campbell in England (for the vacant WBC lightweight title) so hopefully all 4 titles will be on the line next year if it’s Loma against Teofimo.”

Lomachenko-Campbell is expected to take place in the late summer with August 31st the likely date for the fight.

Richard Commey will be the betting favorite when he defends his IBF belt against Ray Beltran but Arum believes it would be a mistake to count out the 37-year-old former champion. 

“Beltran is a warrior. He’s a really good fighter. Not a great technician but a gutty son of a fun. He is a tough out.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lomasexual on 06-11-2019

By the time Lopez earns a shot at Loma, if that ever happens, he will be too big. If Lopez wants it enough, really wants to fight Loma, the road is plain to see. He needs to grab a belt,…

Comment by joseph5620 on 06-11-2019

[QUOTE=satiev1;19820922]Watch lopez jump fast to 140 before it happens. Mr. I can't wait 1 more month guys I'm too big for the weight.[/QUOTE] He didn't say one more month and it is getting harder for him to make the weight.…

Comment by Feint First on 06-11-2019

Gonna be funny if Dementia Bob shats the bed and over-marinates once again. If either unproven Lopez or aging hypejob Lomo gets upset, which is entirely plausible, we end up with Gamboa/JuanMa and Wilder/Joshua all over again.

Comment by Htown-Finest on 06-11-2019

LOMA will win by knockout even if they’re faced in 2030

Comment by hunter71117 on 06-10-2019

I don't know how much longer Lopez can make the 135lb.and hes said it hisself

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