Really pumped for this fight. Should have happened in May, but glad to see a big time fight off PPV. Could be good for the sport not being tucked away.
I agree. I've seen many of his fights and will be watching. I may need a reminder closer to October 17 thoughI think it's October now, but it's easily the biggest fight of the year. Loma is considered by a lot of people to be the best pvp boxer right now and amongst the best of all time. A Lightweight unification bout with Lopez, who's himself undefeated, sets this up to be a great fight. It's even more impressive since Loma is more of a natural featherweight/super featherweight than a lightweight.
Lomachenko is both super technical and super innovative. I don't understand the finer technical aspects of boxing but I've seen YouTube videos breaking his fights down basically explain that everything he does is basically perfect technique. But then also he does things no one else does or that are flipping the script on some traditional techniques, and basically countering your counter to his move by doing the opposite.He’s fought some pretty good fighters, he’s just so good he’s made pretty much all of them look bad.
His loss honestly needs to be wiped from his record, he received something like 40 low blows and lost via decision. That ref had to be on the take.
I respect Lopez for going after Loma so early in his career, where other top Lightweights are dodging him and each other. But his only chance to win is a KO. Tough to do against a guy like Loma who because of his skill level really doesn’t take a lot of hard punches.
Yes, you have to think the most probable outcomes for each are a decision for Loma or a KO for Lopez. I could see Loma taking him out late after picking away at him the entire fight and wearing him down.Lopez could get lucky with a big KO punch, that’s probably the only chance he has
My guess is they wait until Barclay Center can be filled and they have the rematch in Brooklyn; unfortunately this time on PPV.Thought the fight was much closer than the judges scored it, but Loma lost. Julie Letterman scored it 119-109!!! No way Loma only won one round. He waited way too long to get started on offense. Last six rounds saw some great action with a lot of good exchanges between the two. Lopez is tough. I'm guessing will see Loma/Lopez II this spring or early summer.
Brooklyn certainly makes sense with the Lopez connection but I think you're more likely to see it at MSG as Arum/Top Rank primarily uses MSG while Premier Boxing uses Barclay exclusively on the east coast.My guess is they wait until Barclay Center can be filled and they have the rematch in Brooklyn; unfortunately this time on PPV.