Vasyl Lomachenko Calls for Teofimo Lopez Rematch by February 2022

Published 06/27/2021, 12:23 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Vasiliy Lomachenko is interviewed after the Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell press conference in the lead up to there WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title Fight at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on August 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)


The sturdy Vasyl Lomachenko took the boxing world by storm with his high-voltage performance against Masayoshi Nakatani. He annihilated the Japanese boxing sensation right from the first gong and eventually ended up knocking him out in round 9 of the fight.

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Post the fight, he addressed a vital subject that was regarding his rematch with Teofimo Lopez. Lance Pugmire shared Lomachenko’s statement on his official Twitter handle.

Everybody saw how I won, so let’s make the rematch … I want (Lopez by) February,” said ‘Loma’.

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Lopez and Lomachenko collided with each other last year, wherein the American boxer staggered Lomachenko and handed him a loss.

Ever since then, the Ukrainian boxer has asked for a rematch with his foe. However, he got aligned with Masayoshi Nakatani as Lopez was booked against George Kambosos Jr.

That said, the 33-year-old certainly showed what he’s made off in his bout against Nakatani. As he entered this fight, Lomachenko was clear on what he needed to do. He dictated the pace from the initial rounds itself and came out with some astonishing hits to stun the Japanese boxer.

With his powerful shots, ‘Loma’ even displayed some slick defense to dodge the heat coming off Nakatani’s hands. As a result, he didn’t let the former take control of the ring at any point in the fight. And when the contest reached round 9, Lomachenko ended it by battering Nakatani with his constant assault.

Now, with this win, the Ukrainian boxer seems completely ready to rematch his arch-nemesis, Teofimo Lopez.

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Lomachenko claimed his 15th pro-boxing win by beating the Japanese boxing star. He now seems in the momentum of his life and is ready to roar in his rematch against Lopez.

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The second contest between this duo will be one for the ages. Both of them are in their prime, and everyone is keen to see who among the two is the best lightweight at present.

Watch this story – Event Recap: Best Fights From Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Masayoshi Nakatani

In his above statement, the Ukrainian boxer also gave a timeline for this rematch. And it’ll be interesting to see if he gets his hands on ‘The Takeover’ in the same timeline. A lot will depend on whether Lopez can win his own bout in August.

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What do you make of Lomachenko’s statements?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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