The head of the promotional company Top Rank Inc., Bob Arum, talked about the preparation of Vasyl Lomachenko’s bout against Teofimo Lopez, Boxingscene.com reports.
“Lomachenko is fighting Lopez, that is done. Now the question is the site of the fight. We have Madison Square Garden bidding against Barclays in Brooklyn and we are also getting a bid from Saudi Arabia to do that fight,” Arum stated.
According to Vasyl’s promoter, the date of the unification bout will depend on the venue.
“It will be April, or a worst case scenario it would be in May if it went to Saudi Arabia because it would be after Ramadan (the Muslim holy month that finishes on May 23),” he added.
As we reported earlier, WBC, WBA, and WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko talked on his future rival Teofimo Lopez, who he is expected to fight against in mid-April 2020.
Lomachenko was not able to “gather” extra information from Lopez’s previous bout against Richard Commey.
“To be honest, I did not have enough time to fully understand what happened, but in the two rounds that I saw I got the feeling that Lopez has flaws and problems in defense, so in one round, in the first round, he managed to take so many of Commey’s punches, and many of those did not need to be taken,” Vasyl emphasized.