One of the years’ most anticipated match-ups in the world of boxing in Lomachenko vs Lopez is officially in the books. The changing of a guard took place as Teofimo Lopez walked away with the win on the cards.
Boxing pundits and fans looked at the aforementioned title bout as being a pinnacle moment in the sport. Chiefly, Teofimo Lopez’s performance took the world by storm and he’s managed to dethrone one of the best pound for pound fighters in Lomachenko. What’s more, he came in with a clear game plan and brought it to action effectively. Furthermore, he also made necessary adjustments as the fight went on.
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) October 18, 2020
Twitter reacts to Teofimo Lopez’s stand-out performance over Vasyl Lomachenko
Boxing icon and Filipino senator Manny Pacquiao took to Twitter and congratulated Lopez on the biggest win of his career. Moreover, the 23-year-old rose to the occasion and managed to win the night.
Congratulations to @TeofimoLopez for an undisputed great performance.
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) October 18, 2020
WBO Jr. Lightweight champion Jamel Herring was seemingly surprised to see Vasyl suffer a loss. ‘Hi-Tech’s skill set was looked at as being well-rounded enough to withstand Teodimo’s power. However, Lopez proved his detractors wrong and now holds all the straps at lightweight.
— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) October 18, 2020
Three-time WBO champion Terence Crawford and standout UFC featherweight fighter Cub Swanson believed the fight was a draw.
Draw for me let’s see
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) October 18, 2020
It’s fair to just call it a draw and have them run it back 💯 #LomaLopez
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) October 18, 2020
Chiefly, Lopez’s ability to hold off a late flurry was looked at as the deciding factor when it came to analyst Brian Campbell.
116-112 for Lopez. He held off a late rally and dug in late in Round 12 to steal the round with big shots. The kid is legit. #LomachenkoLopez
— Brian Campbell (@BCampbell) October 18, 2020
Devin Haney wasn’t too high on Vasyl Lomachenko, to say the least, and he let his sentiments be known. Haney isn’t the only one who’s questioned Lomachenko. At various stages of his career, including his run-in with Jorge Linares drew plenty of fire his way.
I been said Loma was wack! 🤦🏽♂️
— Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) October 18, 2020
The MMA community too had their eyes affixed on the aforementioned event. The lightweight main event was definitely the talk of the town in the combat sports world.
I think this fight is closer then we thought!
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) October 18, 2020
They were tied going up to the last round. I got Lopez winning that last round and winning the fight #LomachenkoLopez
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) October 18, 2020
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) October 18, 2020
Chiefly, Teofimo can look forward to forging a new path after his statement win. In light of his victory, he immediately received shout-outs from boxing’s rising names.
New era is here congrats Teo 💪🏾
— Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) October 18, 2020
— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) October 18, 2020
Boxing superstar Ryan Garcia chimed in and said that Teofimo Lopez was now directly on his reader. ‘King Ry’ looks at the lightweight division as having many interesting openings.
I got my fight against luke Campbell but I would love to fight Lopez, there is still a lot of unanswered questions in this lightweight division
— Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) October 18, 2020