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Lomachenko: Teofimo Lopez knows he’ll lose if I’m healthy

Teofimo Lopez Vasiliy Lomachenko


By Dan Ambrose: Vasily Lomachenko thinks Teofimo Lopez is running scared of fighting him because he knows he’ll lose if he’s healthy in a rematch. The three-division world champion Lomachenko says Teofimo would lose “everything he won” due to his injury.

What Lomachenko means is that all the praise and glory that Teofimo has gained from his win over him will be gone in a wink of an eye.

Is Teofimo afraid of Loma?

There are more than a few boxing fans who believe Teofimo has completely lost his nerve after the tough time he had beating the one-armed Lomachenko.

They feel that Teofimo will avoid Lomachenko for the rest of his career because he knows he’ll lose.

Loma is unhappy that he can’t get a rematch because of undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo.

Teofimo Lopez Vasiliy Lomachenko

Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) says Teofimo (16-0, 12 KOs) got lucky with the shoulder injury he had last year on October 17th. If not for that injury, Teofimo would have been beaten by Lomachenko.

Lomachenko had surgery to fix the problem with his shoulder not long after his 12 round unanimous decision loss to Teofimo.  Loma’s attempts at getting a second fight with Teofimo, 23, have failed, and it’s unclear whether he’ll ever get a second fight.

Teo has zero interest in facing Lomachenko again, and that has many fans believing he’s afraid.

Lomachenko: Teofimo will lose everything

“[Teofimo] Lopez clearly had problems in the second half of the fight,” said Lomachenko to SnowqueenLA in talking about their fight last October.

“They found out about my injury, and that’s why I wasn’t boxing in the first half.

Lopez knows if I’m fully healthy using both hands, they will quickly lose everything they won by the accident. They won’t give me a rematch.

Teofimo Lopez Vasiliy Lomachenko

The Lomachenko vs. Teofimo fight scoring was arguably as bad as last weekend’s Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez 2 fight. If you thought the 117-111 score for Estrada was bad, feast your eyes on the poor scores turned in by the judges for the Lomachenko – Teofimo fight:

  • 116-112
  • 119-109
  • 1117-111

If you saw the Lomachenko-Lopez fight, you’ll know those three scores were atrocious, especially the 119-109.

Basically, Lomachenko had no chance of winning with those wacky scores, which, as I saw, were every bit as bad as the 117-111 score handed in for the Estrada-Chocoltito 2 rematch.

Lomachenko has no hope of forcing a rematch with Teofimo because he plans on moving up in weight soon to 140. We might see Teofimo move up in weight after one or two more fights, particularly if he continues to be dismissive of the other top lightweights.

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