Four belts, one champion. A universally recognized lightweight king will be crowned Saturday, Oct. 17, live on ESPN from MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. (photos by Mikey Williams)

WBO/WBA/WBC Franchise world champion Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound “Boxing Baryshnikov” from Ukraine, will fight unbeaten IBF world champion Teofimo Lopez, the knockout artist from Brooklyn who has lobbed verbal haymakers at Lomachenko for more than two years. The two will fight from the MGM Grand Conference Center aka the “Las Vegas Bubble.”  


“Lomachenko-Lopez is the best fight that can be made in boxing, and we are delighted that it will be available to fans for no extra charge live on ESPN,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “Teofimo and Vasiliy demanded the fight, and we are glad we could make it happen. Vasiliy has never backed down from a challenge since he turned pro under the Top Rank banner, and Teofimo is a fearless young champion daring to be great. This has all the makings of a modern boxing classic.” 


Vasiliy Lomachenko 135 lbs vs. Teofimo Lopez 135 lbs

(Undisputed Lightweight World Title — 12 Rounds)

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Alex Saucedo 140 lbs vs. Arnold Barboza Jr. 140 lbs

(Junior Welterweight  — 10 Rounds)

Edgar Berlanga 169 lbs vs. Lanell Bellows 169 lbs

(Super Middleweight — 8 Rounds)

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