Boxing: Lopez Jr. cannot wait to put his hands on Lomachenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The 23-year-old pugilist is looking forward to an opportunity to become a unified lightweight world champion
14:45, 6 October 2020

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IBF lightweight world champion Teofimo Lopez Jr. (15-0, 12 KOs) is only 11 days away from his unification bout against WBC/WBA/WBO and Ring Magazine titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs). 

Even though it is expected to be Lopez's biggest bout, the 23-year-old boxer is ready to seize his moment, Boxing News 24 reports.

I am 12 days out from being the undisputed champion. That is where my mindset is at. I am 23-years-young, and we have a lot to showcase. I am very content. No nerves. I am just ready and determined. The winner comes out the undisputed lightweight champion. That is something historic right there. This is for all the marbles. I am very thankful, very happy, and I cannot wait,” he said.

Related: Boxing: Lopez Sr. expects his son to destroy Lomachenko on fight night

The IBF champion also talked about his opponent and gave his own explanation for the dislike towards his Ukrainian counterpart.

Moving forward, I have had my reasons. I have seen how Vasily Lomachenko carries himself outside of the sport. I got to witness that in person because I am a professional athlete, I can see behind the scenes. And I just do not like it. I do not like the way things have been carried upon with him. That is why on October 17th, I cannot wait to put hands on him," Lopez Jr. added. 

As we reported earlier, Vasyl Lomachenko promises to inflict a lot of pain on Teofimo Lopez Jr. if the opportunity presents itself.

Related: I want to put my name in boxing history, - Lomachenko


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