Vasiliy Lomachenko is just too old and too small for Teofimo Lopez. Well, at least that’s the story Lopez is telling ahead of their marquee lightweight championship unification bout which takes place Saturday from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.
“He’s on the way out of the sport and 135 is just too big,” Lopez said DAZN’s The Ak & Barak Show.
In a sense, Lopez isn’t wrong. Lomachenko, who holds the WBA and WBO world titles, is the smaller man coming into the fight. Lomachenko’s only career knockdown was suffered in his first fight at lightweight when he was clipped by Jorge Linares, and he also got buzzed a bit by Luke Campbell in his most recent outing. Lopez, meanwhile, is a far bigger puncher than Linares and Campbell, with the ability to knock any man in the division out with his left or right hand.
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