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Lopez to defend, latest March – McWater

Many folks are assuming that Teofimo is done with lightweight, that his next fight will take place at junior welterweight. Hey, he said this himself months ago, that he’s outgrowing lightweight, and the fight versus Loma will be his adios tango at lightweight. Not so fast, says manager David McWater. “Teofimo says a lot of

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Lopez so tough, no rematch – Klimas

Vasiliy Lomachenko underwent right shoulder surgery on Monday. Therefore, Lomachenko will not be able to train until the early part of 2021. The two-time Olympic gold medal winner, 32-years-old, had also undergone right shoulder surgery in 2018. Last Saturday night at the MGM Grand’s Conference Center, Lomachenko suffered his second career defeat when he dropped a

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I Forgive Dana White – Oscar de La Hoya

    The back and forth verbal battle between Golden Boy Promotions head Oscar De La Hoya and UFC president Dana White has made headlines for years on end. White has never pulled back any punches on De La Hoya, and neither has the Hall of Fame fighter and former six-division champion on the executive

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Loma ungergoes surgery

Former lightweight champion, Vasiliy Lomachenko, underwent surgery on his right shoulder on Monday night in Los Angleles and won’t be able to resume boxing activities until late January, his surgeon, Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache told Yahoo Sports. Top Rank’s Bob Arum, Lomachenko’s promoter, said he had no idea that Lomachenko had been in pain or

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Dogboe playing games – Michael Conlan

Former WBO super bantamweight champion, Isaac Dogboe, has a potential fight lined up, if undefeated Olympian Michael Conlan can get the Ghanaian in the ring. Conlan is slated to fight again on December 5, likely in the UK – which is the date when WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is targeting for his next defense. Conlan

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Boxing returning to South Africa

A victorious Thulani Mbenge in last weekend’s action   Boxing is slowly returning to South Africa, minus live crowds, when the second post-COVID19 lockdown card took place Saturday night in Soweto, Gauteng. Topping the bill, welterweight Thulani Mbenge returned after more than a year’s absence, going the full 10-round distance in outboxing Kuvesa Katembo by

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Pros’ take on Teofimo Lopez’s Takeover

    Young underdog Teofimo Lopez announced his true arrival as a superstar fighter in boxing, last night, out-pointing the highly-respected master Vasiliy Lomachenko over 12 rounds to unify the WBA, WBO, and IBF lightweight titles. Lopez (16-0, 12 KO) has boasted about “The Takeover” for a couple of years now, and last night, he

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Behold, King Teofimo Lopez I!

  Teofimo Lopez promised ‘a takeover.’ He screamed from the boxing mountain tops to anyone willing to listen that he was going to do something no one else thought he could do: Beat the untouchable Vasiliy Lomachenko.   Vasiliy Lomachenko thought he could take Teofimo Lopez Jr. into deep waters and failed     Then

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Lopez takes over lightweight from Loma

MR. TAKEOVER, TEOFIMO LOPEZ, FLEXING HIS UNDISPUTED LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP CLOUT.   Teofimo Lopez officially has taken over. The brash Brooklyn native built an early lead, fended off Vasiliy Lomachenko’s comeback in the second half of their 12-round lightweight title unification fight Saturday night and upset Lomachenko by unanimous decision. The scores were wider than the

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Loma-Lopez: a Fathers-and-sons affair!

  Lomachenko and Lopez have very different routes to boxing stardom Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez Jr. were each raised very differently by their fathers.   Vasiliy Lomachenko’s famously idiosyncratic training regimen is less an athletic endeavour than a series of survivalist exercises, designed to exceed the limits of his mind, body and soul.  He

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My Eyes Will Be On The Winner – Gervonta

Gervonta Davis is training and staying in close proximity to where Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez will fight, tonight, for supremacy in the lightweight division. The COVID-19 pandemic prevented Davis from even considering attending the Lomachenko-Lopez event, but the unbeaten Baltimore native will watch their high-stakes showdown closely on ESPN. Davis is fully focused on

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Official weights for LOMA-LOPEZ

VASILIY LOMACHENKO AND TEOFIMO LOPEZ JR. FACEOFF AFTER THEIR WEIGH-IN  WBC Franchise/Ring Magazine/WBA and WBO lightweight titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1, 10 knockouts) and IBF titlist Teofimo Lopez Jr. (15-0, 12 KOs) weighed in on Friday for the megafight Saturday night on ESPN (7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT) from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The

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Deontay injury to birth Fury-AJ showdown

  Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are heading to a 2021 mega-fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, with the Gypsy King’s trilogy battle against Deontay Wilder in December being abandoned. The first of potentially two Fury-Joshua blockbusters next year has been made possible by the imminent expiration of Wilder’s contractual right to a rematch following

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40 YEARS ON: Holmes remembers Ali

A YOUNG LARRY HOLMES (LEFT) STANDS BEHIND MUHAMMAD ALI, WHO WAS IN TRAINING FOR A FIGHT AGAINST THEN-CHAMPION GEORGE FOREMAN IN 1974. It’s an anniversary that most fight fans would rather forget. On October 2, 1980, Larry Holmes, making the eighth defence of the WBC heavyweight title he won from Ken Norton two years earlier,

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