Teofimo Lopez beat Vasyl Lomachenko by a consistent focuses choice in Las Vegas to turn into the undisputed world lightweight hero.
The American’s success over the Ukrainian methods he presently includes the WBA, WBO and WBC ‘Establishment’ titles to his IBF belt.
Lopez, 23, ruled the main portion of the battle and, notwithstanding a late assembly by Lomachenko, was granted a 116-112, 119-109, 117-111 win by the adjudicators.
“I am prepared to assume control over the world,” Lopez said.
The outcome implies he is the most youthful contender to turn into a four-belt undisputed hero and he keeps up his unbeaten record with 16 successes from 16 sessions.
The battle between the two adversaries had been anxiously anticipated however occurred with no fans as a result of the Covid pandemic.
Lomachenko, 32, was stayed silent at an opportune time and, in spite of the fact that he put in a solid exertion in the later adjusts, it was insufficient to stop him experiencing a second thrashing his 15 battles.
“I think I won the battle,” Lomachenko said after his first misfortune in quite a while. “In any case, I won’t contend it now.
“In the primary portion of the battle he won more adjusts. In the second half I took it over. I disagree with the scorecards.”
Boxing has another star and the tale of Teofimo Lopez may just be beginning, regarding more extensive appreciation.
For a very long time, his dad and coach Teofimo Sr has been anticipating what we saw the previous evening. Disregard the story of ‘Loma the fighter against Lopez the puncher’, he would demand, one of the untouched greats of the game would be out-thought and out-battled. Thus it was.
The dispute that Lomachenko began too gradually and yielded the early adjusts too promptly is a slight on Lopez. In a low-scoring first 50% of the battle – and against an armada footed adversary – Lopez utilized single hits and firm right hands to the body to pick up control, standing by calmly for circumstances in building a lead on the scorecards. Lomachenko had to expand his work rate in the subsequent half and Lopez demonstrated great development, at 23, in dealing with a conceivably tempestuous spell.
I scored it 116-112 (eight rounds to four) for Lopez and it’s the sign of an exceptional warrior that when the energy seemed to influencing against him late on, Lopez reacted by creating a superb last round.
All things considered, a presentation to coordinate Tyson Fury’s against Deontay Wilder as the best of the boxing year up until this point.