Boxing fans are still waiting for a unification bout between Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez Jr. that has been under the threat of cancellation since the Covid-19 pandemic arose. Back at the beginning of July, it was reported that the boxers would meet each other inside the ring on October 3. Nevertheless, it looks like the fight is in jeopardy once again, the Athletic reports.
The Ukrainian pugilist was offered a reported amount of 3.25 million dollars for the fight, while his opponent was expected to get 1.2 million dollars.
It is known that Lopez Jr. was provided with a “take it or leave it” deal, and the 23-year-old champion refuses to accept the financial terms even though 1.2 million dollars of fight purse would be a career-high for him.
As we reported earlier, IBF lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez Jr. is eying matches against other fighters of the lightweight division after he faces Ukraine's Lomachenko.
"You have Shakur Stevenson, Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia, 'Tank' Davis. The list goes on and on. These guys all have something, some type of attribute that makes the fans want to see them more. I am very happy to be in that era now. Teofimo Lopez is the one that is definitely going to take over. How we are going to start, it is with this guy (Lomachenko) on Oct. 3.," he stated.