One of the most-highly anticipated fights in boxing is now official for Saturday, Oct. 17 as WBA and WBO champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and IBF champion Teofimo Lopez will battle in a lightweight unification bout. The fight has long been planned but was delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The contracts are now signed, though, and the bout is set to go down at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. After tweeting Monday that the fighters had signed the deal, Top Rank made the official announcement on Tuesday.

Lomachenko vs. Lopez is the biggest fight to be made official during the pandemic, and Top Rank was able to put it all together to air on ESPN rather than pay-per-view…

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