Let’s look back on the challenging journey until the four most prestigious championship belts are unified, boxing by Teofimo Lopez.
Entering the match with Vasyl Lomachenko, Teofimo Lopez was of course underrated the puncher standing in the top group of the best Boxers in the world (pound-for-pound). Comparing the history of the game in every arena, Lopez is not as good as Lomachenko in terms of both the number of wins and the performance of the opponents.
Right from the first match as a professional, Vasyl Lomachenko was favorably competing for the WBO world title. This is a special incentive for one of the winners club mma, who just won 2 consecutive Olympic gold medals when he decided to specialize in professional boxing in 2013.
Since then, Lomachenko’s defeat generals have been big-hearted punchers in the lightweight categories, from Olympic gold medals such as Guillermo Rigondeaux, Luke Campbell to the “big hands” like Nicholas Walter, Jorge Linares to all fail to defend against Lomachenko’s highly calculating style.
On the side of Teofimo Lopez, the boy born in 1997 almost missed the chance to enter the Olympics when he could not represent the US team to play. Until moving to Honduras, “El Brooklyn” also stopped only when losing the match against HCB Sofiane Oumiha.
It was not until the 15th match, just before the confrontation with Vasyl Lomachenko, that Teofimo Lopez had a taste of the IBF World Belt when he defeated Richard Commey in the second half.
At this time, the view of the audience with Teofimo Lopez is still very strict. They judged him as well as some other heavy-hit punchers that Lomachenko had ever faced. He took advantage of his strength, his ability to launch like a hook, to hit (uppercut) thunder to “bully” the opponent. Lopez likes to rush in to attack, using the speed to force the opponent to fight his youth.