TEOFIMO LOPEZ conquered ‘The Matrix’ to be crowned undisputed lightweight champion with a stunning display.
The American easily outpointed Vasiliy Lomachenko in just his 16th fight, winning on all three judges’ scorecards.
Tim Cheetham scored it 116-112, Julie Letterman a 119-109 thrashing with Steve Weisfeld having it 117-111.
Working out how to beat Lomachenko has been compared to a challenge like that of the hit film The Matrix.
But Lopez, at just 23-years-old, had all the answers, stronger and quicker from the start to leave Loma contemplating his future, certainly at lightweight.
Lomachenko rightly was heralded as one of if not THE pound-for-pound kings of boxing.
But from the first bell in The Bubble at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the 32-year-old was well off the pace.
Lopez, the bigger and stronger man, dominated throughout, and only a late rally in the ‘championship rounds’ gave Loma some credit.
But the damage was done as Lomachenko suffered his second pro loss while as ‘The Takeover’ did just that.
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