“We Change This Glitch” – Vasyl Lomachenko Promises to Exact Revenge on Teofimo Lopez

Published 06/23/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Vasyl Lomachenko smiles during 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)


This Saturday, one of the prime faces of the lightweight division, Vasyl Lomachenko, will finally make his comeback to the game. His return was in the pipeline for a long time and now, the ex-champ is on the brink of facing a rugged contender in Masayoshi Nakatani.

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The last time Lopez stepped inside the squared circle was in 2020 against Teofimo Lopez. Here, he capitulated to a devastating loss and lost his hard-earned belts.

But taking that loss on his chin, Lomachenko has moved ahead. In a fresh conversation with Top Rank Promotions, he explained why he picked Nakatani as his opponent. Also, he detailed his eagerness to rematch Teofimo Lopez and settle his scores once for all.

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He said, “Nakatani is a very, very good choice for me. Because he gave Teofimo a very good fight. That’s why I take him. Now, I wanna show myself, I (am) better than Teofimo. Yeah, it’s not 100 percent realistic, but for myself, it’s real big, it’s real bad enough.”

“You can call yourself world champion than your whole 4 belts, it’s all about legacy. We change this glitch.”

‘Loma’ fared well in his 12-round war against ‘The Takeover’, but he picked up pace pretty late in the fight. And as a result, he had to pay the price for the same. Prior to facing Lopez, the Ukrainian boxer had a stellar run in the game and predominantly the 135-pound division.

Unfortunately, a loss against the American boxer put a slight dent in his career. Moving further, Lomachenko is highly optimistic about securing a win in his Saturday night fight and eventually aligning himself up for a rematch with ‘The Takeover’.

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The last fight between ‘Loma’ and Lopez captivated the attention of the hardcore and casual boxing lovers. Both the boxers went full throttle against each other and kept the fans on their toes till the last bell.

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Citing that, it’s safe to admit that a rematch between this pair would be fireworks. However, in order to fight each other, Lomachenko and Lopez will have to get past their next adversaries.

What do you make of ‘Loma’s comments? Will you be excited to watch a rematch between Lopez and Lomachenko?

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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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