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Teofimo Lopez earns biggest win of his career with unanimous decision over Vasiliy Lomachenko

Teofimo Lopez earns biggest win of his career with unanimous decision over Vasiliy Lomachenko

By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 18/10/2020
[Image: usatoday]

American Teofimo Lopez scored the most significant victory of his brief career, scoring a unanimous decision win over Vasiliy Lomachenko to become the undisputed lightweight champion of world boxing.

The judges scored the fight 116-112, 119-109, 117-111.

Lopez retained the IBF title and claimed Lomachenko’s WBC franchise, WBA and WBO titles.

Lopez did the most of his damage in the early rounds and thereafter withstood a barrage from his Ukrainian opponent considered one of the most technically sound fighters in the history of the sport.

Known as a knockout artist, Lopez (16-0, 13 knockouts) showed uncommon technical brilliance of his own, particularly the 12th and final round.

[Source: The Washington Post]

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