By The Fighting Voice Family
Las Vegas- The time for talking is over! Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez face off this Saturday night in one of the most anticipated fights of 2020.
Both men will attempt to unify the lightweight (135-pound) division when they square off inside The Bubble at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) holds the WBA, WBO and WBC world titles and is regarded by many as one of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters. At 23, Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) will present Lomachenko with his toughest challenge since moving up to 135 pounds in 2018.
Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO) is a -400 favorite (80% implied win probability) over Teofimo Lopez (15-1, 12 KO) in Saturday’s lightweight unification bout.
Other odds include:
•Lomachenko by KO/TKO/technical decision or DQ: +200
•Lomachenko on points: 100
•Lopez on points: +800
•Lopez by KO/TKO/technical decision or DQ: +450
So who wins?
The Fighting Voice Family sits down to give their predictions!
Rocky Elezovic: I got Lomachenko winning by 8th round TKO.
George Kocovic: Lopez has plenty of punching power to drop Loma if he connects. Ultimately, Loma outlasts him as Lopez is still inexperienced. Loma stops the fight by the 10th.
Ben Kocovic: Lomachenko by decision.
Frank Elezaj: Lomachenko by 11th round tko.
Gezim Camaj: I think Lomachenko takes it in the 9th round by knockout. If it goes the distance, Lomachenko will win by unanimous decision.
Mark Elezaj: It’s going to be a good fight, it will definitely live up to the hype in the early rounds. Lomachenko will start to frustrate Lopez in the middle rounds and will cruise to a Unanimous Decision victory!
And there you have it! The fight is finally here and we can’t wait to see it!
How to Watch Lomachenko vs Lopez?
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17 | Start Time: 10:00 pm ET (Main Card) / 7:30 pm ET (Prelims)
Location: MGM Top Rank Bubble, Las Vegas, NV
TV: ESPN (Main Card) | Stream: ESPN+ (Prelims)
~ The Fighting Voice ~