Good News!! Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez: Fight card, date, odds, channel, start time, boxing undercard, guide. Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s lightweight unification bout. When it comes to can’t-miss championship boxing matches on the calendar,
fans of the sweet science have long been frustrated by the fact they needed to reach deep into their wallets to enjoy the showdowns. That will not be the case this weekend. Saturday night inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez will meet in a highly-anticipated clash to unify the lightweight titles — and will be doing so on free television for all.
Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO) transitioned from being arguably the greatest amateur boxer in history to being put on the fast track as a professional, fighting for a world title in just his second pro bout. He would suffer a loss in that fight, dropping a split decision to Orlando Salido. He rebounded in his next fight, taking a decision over Gary Russell Jr. and winning the WBO featherweight title. He would eventually move up to junior lightweight and then to lightweight, winning belts at every weight. He currently holds the WBA and WBO world titles.
Lopez (15-0, 12 KO) didn’t enter the professional ranks with the same level of hype as Lomachenko but quickly proved himself an emerging star with a flashy style and serious skills. Aside from a flat performance in winning a decision against Masayoshi Nakatani, Lopez has impressed every time he has stepped into a ring. Most recently, Lopez won the IBF championship with a stunning second-round knockout of Richard Commey in December.