It’s fight week for the highly anticipated bout between Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO’s) and Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KO’s) on Saturday night.
“I feel great. I can’t wait for Saturday night, I have a goal, I have a dream and he holds the IBF title. I need this belt. Saturday I will take his belt. We will see what he has, we always come prepared,” Lomachenko said.
When questioned about his age (32), he explained…
“I feel good about my age. I’m just 32 years old. Who made the rules about age in boxing? I still feel great,” Lomachenko stated. “He has a good punch, speed, and good IQ. He’s young and hungry. We will see.”
Throughout the lead-up, Lopez has been very vocal in respect to Lomachenko…
“I heard this before from a lot of boxers that they will beat me or knock me out. In the ring they forget about their words and promises. For me, it’s just trash talk. We will see what happens in the ring.
“Back home we don’t have strict laws. Here in the States they are strict. If you insult somebody back home (in Ukraine) someone can confront you and fight you and there are no laws. He wouldn’t be talking that much. But he can talk all he wants. I will do the talking in the ring,” Lomachenko said.
“When I became a professional fighter. All I wanted to do is fight the best fighters. Right now I have a top fighter in front of me. I want to improve and do this for my legacy. I can’t compare this fight to any fight I’ve had. He is a tough fighter. It won’t be an easy fight. We will see,” Lomachenko said.
Action speaks louder than words and Saturday is just three days away.
Lomachenko is currently a -440 favorite over Lopez. Lopez backers can get +350.
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