On October 17th, 2020 number 2 pound for pound lightweight champion of the world Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko fought lightweight champion “Takeover” Teofimo Lopez in one of the most anticipated bouts since Wilder vs Fury to unify the IBF, WBO, WBA, and the Ring Magazine
These fighters are no stranger to winning both with decorated amateur careers, Vasyl 396-1 and Lopez 150-20.
When the bell rang and the match on its way we saw everything we are used to seeing from Lomachenko a slow start scanning his opponent for the later rounds but we could not say the same for Lopez.
Teofimo is known for his power and bringing the fight to his opponent.
That is not what we saw from Lopez early on. Lopez made sure he was first without wasting his punches and surgically picking his shots against Loma. The question was can Lopez box Loma or will he get outclassed similar to the Mayweather Canelo bout.
Lopez did exactly what his name indicates in the early stages of the fight and that is “Take Over” winning all of the early rounds digging a giant hole for Loma to attempt to climb out of.
But did you expect Vasyl to go down easy? Not a chance!
As stated earlier Hi-tech collects data on his opponent then brings the fight.
Lomachenko started putting on the pressure and started winning rounds.
The fight went down to the wire.
Although Loma but together some rounds at the end, He could not dig himself out of the grave Teofimo dug for him!
Takeover won the match by unanimous decision although some people were not happy with how far spread the scores were but everyone does agree Teofimo won the fight.
This makes him the youngest fighter in history to unify 4 championships.
Down below is the All Sports Cleveland unofficial scorecard.
This stacked lightweight division has fighter like Ryan Garcia, Gervonte Davis, and Devin Haney so what’s for Teofimo Lopez.