The World Boxing Council has announced on Instagram that the WBC franchise champion Vasyl Lomachenko will be facing IBF lightweight champ, Teofimo Lopez, on September 19.
It is without a doubt one of the most interesting fights in 2020. Loma is the WBO and WBA lightweight champion and the unification bout will make someone the undisputed king of the division, even though the WBC lightweight championship is in Devin Haney.
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💥 The Lightweight Supremacy 💥 The world of boxing can celebrate the incredible set of matches that are being put together in the lightweight division. This weight category is a classic one, some of the greatest fighters in history have come from this category. Roberto Duran , Pernell Whittaker, Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar DeLaHoya, just to name a few ruled in the 135 pound class. Vasily Lomachenko is the WBC Franchise champion and will be facing the IBF champion in the ultimate unification clash in September. WBC champion Devin Haney will be making a voluntary defense against an opponent to be named in the the coming days which will be followed by the two mandatory defenses of his WBC title. Multi-division World Champions Jorge Linares and Javier Fortuna will meet in the ring during the month of august and Luke Campbell is to meet Ryan Garcia in a date to be determined. This tournament in the light weight division will certainly provide tremendous excitement in the world. Stay tuned for more news. #WBC #Boxing
Bob Arum, who promotes both Loma and Lopes has said that the bout will take place on September 19, and he is hoping that there will be some fans in attendance.
There are three possible venues for now – MGM Grand and Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas or somewhere in Dallas.
The last time the two-time Olympic champion fought was in August 2019, while Lopez was last seen in action in December 2019.