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Lomachenko To Lopez: If You Say Something - You Need To Prove It in The Ring!

WBA, WBO world lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko is preparing hard for his unification with IBF champion Teofimo Lopez, which is scheduled for October 17 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.

Lomachenko will be taking one of his biggest career fights behind closed doors - which he felt was necessary in the current climate.

"Because nobody knows when this [pandemic] finishes. Because it is close to my goal, my dream. That's why I want to take this," Lomachenko told BBC Sport.

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Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs), the young guy on the rise, has been pushing for a fight with Lomachenko for a long time.

He's promising to give Lomachenko a beating when they meet in the ring.

Lomachenko has heard a lot of taking coming from the younger man, but he wants Lopez to back up his boasts when they meet in the ring.

The two-time Olympic gold medal winner is not fully convinced that Lopez is physically and mentally ready for a fight of this magnitude.

"I don't know [if he's ready for this kind of fight]. I think he must be because he talked too much," Lomchaneko said.

"He is a good fighter, a big puncher with speed and power. I know just one thing, if you say something you need to prove it in the ring, that's it. We will see what he has to say after the fight.

"I don't like to lose. This is my motivation. In my blood is only winning. You know what I feel. When you stay in the top you have a very big competition. Everybody is after you and it's good for the sport. Then you fight other top fighters, it's good for boxing history. In this fight, he is a world champion, he's young and we will unify all the titles. I think it's a fight that will go down in history."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 09-26-2020

[QUOTE=BLASTER1;20778635]I hear you bro and i know alot of guys will move on from Loma if he loses. I wont be one of them guys. Loma for me is what i love to see and watch in a boxer. So…

Comment by buddyr on 09-26-2020

[QUOTE=Ogecca MaMa;20778609]Teo is an old movie. forget about him. I want DAvis to fight Loma. even Tyson tells him to man up.:cool2::boxing: [URL=""]

Comment by BLASTER1 on 09-26-2020

[QUOTE=kidbazooka;20778482]Ok But what will you do when Lopez flattens peanut head? Are you still gonna be here to defend your boy?[/QUOTE] I hear you bro and i know alot of guys will move on from Loma if he loses. I…

Comment by Ogecca MaMa on 09-26-2020

Teo is an old movie. forget about him. I want DAvis to fight Loma. even Tyson tells him to man up.:cool2::boxing: [URL=""]

Comment by kidbazooka on 09-26-2020

[QUOTE=BLASTER1;20773424]I think Loma will be very up for this fight to teach the young braggard that theirs levels in boxing. I believe it will be either a no mas or tko, its definitely not going to a decision. I expect…

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