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Teofimo Lopez Doesn't See Loma Going More Than Eight Rounds

May 30th was the date reserved for WBA/WBO/WBC Franchise lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1) to face IBF champion Teofimo Lopez (15-0) in a unification showdown in New York at the Madison Square Garden. The fight would headline a card on one of ESPN's platforms.

A new date and potentially different venue won't be known until the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has subsided.

The 22-year-old Lopez recently held a Q&A chat with fans on Reddit.com where he discussed the Lomachenko fight and other topics.

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There certain isn't any love lost between Lopez and Lomachenko but Lopez says that he does indeed respect the two-time Olympic gold medal winner.

"We have the same goal, in a sense. He's trying to become undisputed, he's never done that. He's trying to put more achievements in his resume. I can't say I admire it, I don't, but I get where he's coming from since he's on his way out, wants to finish with a bang. He's gonna be a hall of famer for sure, but he wants to end it with a bang. He's dying to get this last belt, and for me I'm on the verge of doing some big things, trying to make history, undisputed champion at 22. I'm gonna knock his head off," Lopez wrote.

Many fans asked the boisterous Brooklyn native how many rounds Lomachenko would last, as if to say it was not a matter of if but when Lopez would knock him.

Lopez played along with them and gave his current fight prediction.

"Hahaha. Usually when I'm in camp...I gotta say it won't go past eight rounds. When I'm in camp and I see how I'm doing, I said the (Richard) Commey fight won't go past 6, so when I'm in camp and I feel great, then you guys can ask and I can tell you it'll go this far. So right now I'm gonna say it won't go past 8 until then," explained Lopez.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by ToMeKeMoT on 04-20-2020

[QUOTE=mcdonalds;20525688]luke campbell is no Teofimo Lopez. Teofimo as a teenager was whooping Campbell's ass in sparring down in miami :dance:[/QUOTE] Campbell dropped Lopez in sparring

Comment by solid_jab1987 on 04-20-2020

[QUOTE=mcdonalds;20525688]luke campbell is no Teofimo Lopez. Teofimo as a teenager was whooping Campbell's ass in sparring down in miami :dance:[/QUOTE] The fact remains though that he's an Olympic champion. Lopez lost in the first round in his attempt, admittedly to…

Comment by mcdonalds on 04-20-2020

[QUOTE=killakali;20525026]This dude always racially hating on European fighters. Calling Campbell who won an Olympic gold medal a eurobum is the most ignorant thing I’ve read so far today[/QUOTE] Where was that Olympic games held? The UK....He was gifted that medal.…

Comment by mcdonalds on 04-20-2020

[QUOTE=solid_jab1987;20525680]Luke Campbell is a great fighter and an Olympic Gold medalist you absolute fool. Some people just have no respect. Go get yourself educated before you post complete cr#p on here. Lomachenko may be the best fighter in the World…

Comment by solid_jab1987 on 04-20-2020

[QUOTE=1hourRun;20524540][img]https://i.imgur.com/zC2Eo84.gif[/img] A KO victory inside 8 is a reasonable expectation by Teofimo Lopez, considering that the English-Bum journeyman Luke Campbell hurt Vasily Lomochanko in the seventh, and Jorge Linares dropped Bumchenko in the sixth. Based on Vasily's history of encountering…

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