Lomachenko vs Lopez on October 3
October 3 was announced as the working date of the Top Rank boxing evening where Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) will face Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 13 KOs) in the lightweight unifying fight. Four championship belts will be at stake - WBC, WBO, WBA and IBF.
Initially this battle was supposed to take place on May 30 in New York, but it had to be postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic. Recently it was announced that the duel will take place on September 19 but this date was postponed for two weeks. Bob Arum the promoter of both boxers is working to ensure that the evening is held with the presence of the audience.
The head of Top Rank says that the tournament will probably be held in the form of a banquet party with guests sitting at the tables. The American promoter expects to accommodate 2,000 people in a large hall, which will allow them to adhere to large social distances.
22-year-old Lopez knocked out Richard Commey in the second round and won the belt of the International Boxing Federation. Before this fight, the opponents agreed that the winner in the next fight would meet Lomachenko.
The Ukrainian had his last fight in August last year. Loma, 31, made his debut in front of a British audience and defeated Luke Campbell by unanimous decision in London.