Vasyl Lomachenko v Teofimo Lopez date: The Matrix to return in Las Vegas for next fight
Vasyl Lomachenko will return to the ring after a year of inactivity due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
‘The Matrix’, widely regarded as the current pound-for-pound king in boxing, beat British fighters Anthony Crolla and Luke Campbell in 2019 to retain his WBA and WBO belts.
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Lomachenko has claimed victories over a host of big names in his professional career to date and is now gearing up to take another scalp.
Amid the complications facing global sport during the coronavirus pandemic, news of his next fight has been slow in coming but now he is ready to enter the squared-circle once again.
Vasyl Lomachenko next fight: When is he returning and who is he facing?
Lomachenko will be in action on Saturday, October 17 when he faces off against Teofimo Lopez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
‘El Brooklyn’ Lopez is the IBF lightweight champion and will put his belt on the line against Lomachenko’s titles.
Lopez has an undefeated record from his 15 fights to date and last beat Richard Commey in Madison Square Garden in December 2019.
Lomachenko v Lopez: Undercard
- Vasyl Lomachenko (c) vs. Teofimo Lopez (c) – For WBA, IBF, WBO, The Ring lightweight titles
- Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Alex Saucedo – For vacant WBO International junior welterweight title
- Josue Vargas vs Kendo Castaneda
- Edgar Berlanga vs Lanell Bellows
- Jose Enrique Durantes Vivas vs John Vincent Moralde
- Quatavious Cash vs Quincy LaVallais
- Quinton Randall vs Jan Carlos Rivera
- Jahi Tucker vs Charles Garner
Vasyl Lomachenko’s record includes just one loss as Orlando Salido, an Uber driver in his spare time, beat him in his second professional fight
Lomachenko v Lopez: Tale of the Tape
Vasyl Lomachenko – Teofimo Lopez
Nationality: Ukrainian – American
Hometown: Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi – New York City
Record: 14–1 (11 KOs) – 15–0 (12 KOs)
Height: 5ft 7 (170 cm) – 5ft 8 (173 cm)
Style: Southpaw – Orthodox
Recognition: WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring lightweight champion – IBF lightweight champion
Nickname: The Matrix – El Brooklyn