A unification bout between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez Jr. has had a thorny pass: at first, it was set for May 30, at Madison Square Garden in New York, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the delay to September 19. It is now being reported that the fight will be moved one more time.
In his recent interview with BoxingScene.com, Bob Arum, boxing promoter, stated that the bout would be shifted to October 3.
“Loma-Lopez, we had scheduled it for Sept. 19 as the working date but now it will probably go on pay-per-view and that means the working date now is October 3,” Arum said.
He also hopes to hold it in Las Vegas although the question of the audience's presence is yet to be answered.
“Right now, with the (coronavirus) spike going on Nevada we couldn’t schedule it even with limited spectators. Hopefully, and we have some time, we’re looking to do that fight for 2,000 or maybe 2,500 people,” Top Rank CEO added.
As we reported earlier, boxing trainer Teddy Atlas reported that Oleksandr Gvozdyk was ready to fight in April, but the negotiating forced his fighter to retire.