UK Live Stream: Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez on FITE TV for £9.99
By Charles Brun: In some good news for British boxing fans, FITE TV will be showing the Vasily Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez fight on pay-per-view for the low price of £9.99 in the UK on October 17th. Additionally, EIR Sport will sho it in Ireland, according to Mike Coppinger.
It’s too bad that Sky Sports didn’t purchase the Lopez vs. Lomachenko fight to show it on their network platform. UK fans would love to see a quality fight like this one.
Bob Arum of Top Rank, who promotes WBA/WBC/WBO lightweight champion Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) and IBF champ Teofimo (15-0, 13 KOs), went on a long rant a week ago about Sky and none of the other UK networks electing to purchase the rights to show it.
Arum said that Sky just wants to show Eddie Hearn’s fights, some of which he wasn’t impressed with. Anyway, it’s good that someone stepped up to the plate to show the contest.
Fans in the UK only paying £9.99 is a great deal compared to what they’ll be paying for the rematch between heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin on November 21 on Sky Box Office PPV. Whyte, 32, and Povetkin aren’t champions, and probably never will be at this point.
You can argue that the winner of the Whyte vs. Povetkin 2 fight is merely picking out an easy stay busy opponent for WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in 2021. Povetkin, 41, held the WBA title from 2011 to 2013 many years ago, but he’s not come close to winning another strap since then.
The UK fans are getting a great deal of seeing a quality fight between world champions in Lomachenko and Teofimo, so the £9.99 pricetag is money well spent.
Hearn later said that they all have their money allotted to their own fights, and the networks in the UK don’t have revenue right now for extra spending.
For the lucky stateside fans, they’ll be seeing the Lomachenko-Teofimo fight on ESPN or ESPN Deportes, as long as they have those channels. Unfortunately, not everyone has ESPN.
In some areas of the U.S, if you only have basic cable, you don’t get ESPN along with it. You’re stuck with a lot of news and talk show channels instead of great sports channels like ESPN.
The 23-year-old Teofimo, who comes from New York, and the 32-year-old Ukraine born Lomachenko will be battling it out in front of a small group of 250+ fans on October 17th at The Bubble in the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The winner of this fight will have the bragging rights to say that they’re the number one 135-pounder in the world.
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