Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez is the one boxing followers have been ready for.
The light-weight unification bout will pit Loma AKA Excessive-Tech and present WBA, WBC ‘franchise’ and WBO champion, in opposition to IBF king, Lopez, the place the winner will emerge with 4 titles.
Lomachenko vs Lopez: The data
Lomachenko: 14-1 with 10 wins through knockout.
The 32-year-old Ukrainian fought for a title in simply his second skilled combat. He misplaced to Orlando Salido, who drove for Uber in his spare time, however the Loma of 2014 could be very completely different to the person who will relish the problem of silencing his opponent.
He’s a three-weight world champion and one of the vital revered and admired fighters in boxing.
Lopez: 15-Zero with 12 wins through knockout.
The Honduran-American is simply 23 and believes he’s adequate to beat one of many best within the sport. As younger as he’s, he’s actually extra than simply an thrilling prospect given all he has achieved to this point. “He has one thing that [Manny] Pacquiao had when he was actually younger,” famend coach, Teddy Atlas, mentioned.
“That explosive means to shut the hole actually quick. He’s proper on high of you actually fast. He’s out of vary, after which he closes that hole earlier than you’ll be able to react to it with the ability with the products.”
Lomachenko vs Lopez: Date and UK begin time
The Las Vegas combat will happen on Saturday, October 17 US time. Because of this it will likely be within the early hours of Sunday, October 18 UK time.
It’s going down on the iconic MGM Grand. No confirmed ring stroll/begin time has been introduced for the principle occasion but.
Nevertheless, the usual essential occasion begin time in Vegas is someplace between 4am and 6am UK time.
Alex Saucedo and Arnold Barboza will conflict on the undercard earlier than the principle occasion.
Lomachenko vs Lopez: TV channel and UK stay stream
Surprisingly, the bout just isn’t being broadcast on a traditional UK TV channel.
Promoter Bob Arum instructed iFL TV: “I don’t suppose any of the tv networks within the UK have bothered to purchase that combat.
“The place’s Sky and the place’s BT and the place’s ITV? If it’s such an awesome combat, how come no one’s purchased it?
“In the meantime each little bit of Eddie’s junk goes on Sky they usually make the poor followers within the UK shell out cash to observe all of these things…
“A tv community that’s doing boxing can purchase a Lomachenko vs Lopez combat, which is a traditional light-weight championship for all 4 belts.”
Lomachenko vs Lopez: Learn how to watch
As a substitute, the motion shall be out there to UK viewers by FITE TV which is a web based pay-per-view streaming service.
Their web site states: “FITE streams a wealthy array of stay pay-per-view occasions, subscription packages and hundreds of hours of stay and on demand free packages to thousands and thousands of followers all over the world.
“The premium content material you need, delivered the way you need it – On-line to Cell to TV and OTT. We go the place you go together with superb high quality and worth.”
To observe Lomachenko vs Lopez, you’ll have to make a FITE TV account and purchase the PPV.
From there, you’ll be able to watch the combat on varied completely different sensible units together with a telephone, pill, laptop computer, video games console or sensible TV.
Lomachenko vs Lopez: PPV value
Lomachenko vs Lopez is offered by FITE TV for a web based PPV value of £9.99.
Lomachenko vs Lopez: What has been mentioned?
Lomachenko mentioned: “Teofimo Lopez can discuss all he desires. He’s superb at speaking.
“He has completed nothing however say my title for the previous two years.
“I’m a fighter, and my purpose is to win one other world title. Good for Teofimo.
“After we combat in Las Vegas, he’ll eat my punches and his phrases. I would be the higher man, and 4 world titles will come house with me to Ukraine.”
Lopez mentioned: “I’ll beat up Lomachenko and take his belts. Easy as that.
“I’m coming to Las Vegas to make historical past. I don’t just like the man, and I’m going to have enjoyable as Lomachenko’s face is crushed and marked up by my fingers.
“The Takeover is right here, and the reign of Lomachenko, the little diva, is coming to an finish.”
Lomachenko vs Lopez: The press convention
Noticeably at their closing press convention on Wednesday night time, each time Lopez spoke, Loma glared at him throughout the room.
The teenager largely prevented eye contact with the elder champion, prompting some observers to model him ‘nervous’ on the large stage.
Then on the weigh-in, Lomachenko broke by the social distance barrier to get within the face of his rival.
Lopez, although, can have the chance to reply all these questions and silence his doubters when he steps into the ring with Lomachenko on Saturday night time.