A lightweight unification bout between WBA/WBO titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko and IBF titleholder Teofimo Lopez has been expected since Lopez’ title win over Richard Commey on Dec. 14, and now the 22-year-old Brooklyn native is suggesting some details.
Nothing is officially announced yet, but Lopez (15-0) took to his Twitter account last night to throw up suggestions that the fight will happen on May 30 in New York.
May 30th 🤫
— Teofimo Lopez (@TeofimoLopez) February 8, 2020
After Lopez’ second-round wipeout of Commey, Lomachenko (14-1) joined him in the ring for photos and whatnot and also did a post-fight interview about Lopez. It was all relatively friendly and good-natured, but last April Lomachenko did an interview where he clearly wasn’t particularly amused by all the times Lopez had called him out.
“At some point, they probably chose the strategy or a tactic to use my name to promote him and promote that fight, in order to make money on that,” Lomachenko said. “It’s working pretty well because the people in America swallow that, so it’s working pretty well.”