One of the biggest fights of 2020 is now official after unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and IBF titleholder Teofimo Lopez Jr. came to terms late Wednesday for a unification targeted for Oct. 17, per an ESPN report. 

This long-awaited showdown at 135 pounds, originally scheduled for Oct. 3, hit a roadblock when the 23-year-old Lopez balked at the financial offer from promoter Top Rank. Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) reportedly kicked in money from his guaranteed purse to make the deal happen. 

Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs), the brash slugger who stands as one of boxing’s biggest rising stars, is expected to earn as much as $1.5 million, according to The Athletic, which originally reported the completed deal. The purse was an improvement from the original offer of $1.25 million. The 32-year-old Lomachenko…

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