TEOFIMO LOPEZ conquered ‘The Matrix’ to be topped undisputed light-weight champion with a surprising show.
The American simply outpointed Vasiliy Lomachenko in simply his 16th struggle, successful on all three judges’ scorecards.
Tim Cheetham scored it 116-112, Julie Letterman a 119-109 thrashing with Steve Weisfeld having it 117-111.
Whereas he didn’t appear like he disagreed with the end result, Loma was fuming and stormed out of the ring as quickly as Lopez had his hand raised.
It meant the Ukrainian missed the brand new undisputed king performing his victory somersault adopted by doing the ‘snowflake’ on the ground.
Figuring out learn how to beat Lomachenko has been in comparison with a problem like that of the hit movie The Matrix.
However Lopez, at simply 23-years-old, had all of the solutions, stronger and faster from the begin to go away Loma considering his future, actually at light-weight.
Lomachenko rightly was heralded as one among if not THE pound-for-pound kings of boxing.
However from the primary bell in The Bubble on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the 32-year-old was nicely off the tempo.
Lopez, the larger and stronger man, dominated all through, and solely a late rally within the ‘championship rounds’ gave Loma some credit score.
However the harm was achieved as Lomachenko suffered his second professional loss whereas as ‘The Takeover’ did simply that.
Talking after his beautiful success, Lopez stated: “I needed to dig deep, man. I’m grateful. I’m grateful. And every day, I take that in.
“I thank God first as a result of I couldn’t do it with out him. I’m a fighter. I gotta dig in deep. I knew he was coming.
“I didn’t know if that they had him up on the scorecards or not, and I like to struggle. I can bang, too.
“I don’t care, man. I’ll take one to offer one. That’s what a real champion does. I discover a approach to win.”
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