This is one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year. This lightweight unification bout is the WBA, WBC ‘Franchise’ and WBO champion Vasiliy Lomachenko up against IBF champion Teofimo Lopez, with the winner emerging with all four titles in the early hours of Sunday morning from Las Vegas.
Vasiliy Lomachenko v Teofimo Lopez Betting Odds
Lomachenko to win - BET NOW
Lomachenko is widely regarded as one of, if not the, best fighter on the planet. He enjoyed a highly successful amateur career, which included two Olympic gold medals, and has become a highly decorated fighter since turning professional back in 2013.
He should have too much for Lopez this weekend.
As an amateur, Ukranian Lomachenko possessed a record of 396 wins and one loss, with that sole defeat avenged twice. Competing in the featherweight and lightweight divisions, he won a silver medal at the 2007 World Championships, gold medal at the 2008 European Championships, consecutive golds at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and consecutive golds at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships.
In the last two years, 'Loma' has notably beaten Jorge Linares, Anthony Crolla and Luke Campbell. Ten of his 14 victories have come by way of knockout, with only four wins coming through decision. He is a joy to watch, possessing exceptional hand speed, timing, accuracy, defence and sublime footwork.
Lopez, meanwhile, is one of the most exciting young fighters in the world and also a boxer boasting a hugely successful amateur career, winning 150 of his 170 fights and representing Honduras at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez Prediction
Vasiliy Lomachenko by Decision or Technical Decision - BET NOW
In his most recent win, the unanimous points decision over Luke Campbell at the O2 Arena last year, Lomachenko displayed all of his sensational skills, dictating the pace and distance, frustrating the highly-skilled Campbell. Lopez lacks the skills of Campbell and is behind Lomachenko in experience, but boasts superior power.
The undefeated Lopez has a height and reach advantage over Lomachenko and can undoubtedly hurt the Ukranian, the manner in which he stopped Richard Commey to win the IBF strap in December makes him a danger to any fighter in this weight class.
Jorge Linares put Lomachenko down during their fight and Lopez unquestionably packs more power than Linares, the threat is a live one here. But we are witnessing truly one of the greatest boxers of all time, the angles Lomachenko creates and the precision he operates in make him a joy to watch.
It should also be noted that the Linares fight was 'Loma's' first since stepping up from super featherweight in the professional ranks, he emerged victorious and has won all three fights since at 135 pounds.
Should this fight go to the scorecards, as expected, the Ukranian has the superior skills to out-point his opponent by so much, that he may even have the luxury of a points cushion to allow for a knockdown during the fight.
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