Vasyl Lomachenko Calls for Teofimo Lopez Rematch by February 2022
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.
Post the fight, he addressed much 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’.
Lopez and Lomachenko collided with each other last year, wherein the American boxer staggered Lomachenko by handing him a loss.
“Everybody saw how I won, so let’s make the rematch … I want (Lopez by) February,” @VasylLomachenko says.
— Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) June 27, 2021
Since then, the Ukrainian boxer has asked for a rematch with his foe. However, he got aligned with Masayoshi Nakatani to prove his worth to one and all before battling ‘The Takeover’ in a rematch.
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 in his head on what he needed to do. He grabbed pace from the initial rounds itself and came out with some astonishing hits to stun the Japanese boxer.
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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.
VICIOUS TKO @VasylLomachenko is back! #LomaNakatani pic.twitter.com/asVYl0Sl2Z
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) June 27, 2021
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.
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’ on the same timeline.
What do you make of Lomachenko’s statements?
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