Teofimo Lopez Jr. pulled off a massive upset this evening in Las Vegas when he defeated Vasiliy Lomachenko via unanimous decision.
With the victory, Lopez Jr. (16-0, 12 KO’s) took home the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and The Ring lightweight titles.
Teofimo was able to get the early lead on Lomachenko in tonight’s contest. But the rounds appeared to go back and forth as the fight progressed. After a decisive eleventh round for Vasiliy Lomachenko, Lopez Jr. stormed back in round twelve which seemed to have a lasting impact on the judges in attendance.
The judges scored the contest 116-112, 119-109 and 117-113 all in favor of Lopez Jr.
Check out how the pros reacted to Teofimo Lopez Jr’s massive upset win over Vasiliy Lomachenko below:
Who jumped over to watch Lomachenko? See this Barlenga kid. 15-0 15 first round KO’s. Very, very impressive
— michael (@bisping) October 18, 2020
Could someone please get Tim Bradley a snicker. #LomaLopez
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) October 18, 2020
Damn. I feel like Lopez should have this. But then again it is boxing. And that shit is corrupt AF! #LomaLopez
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) October 18, 2020
Lomachenko is the type of fighter that allows you to get comfortable, then surprises you with a accurate combination.#LomaLopez
— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) October 18, 2020
Again I have no problem with fight going to Lopez, he earned it, but Loma did not deserve to hear the scores that wide. #LomachenkoLopez #LomaLopez
— Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) October 18, 2020
Just woke up..Lopez wow!!!
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 18, 2020
Lopez won but the judge’s scorecards were wack
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) October 18, 2020
How much 💰 Lopez made tonight? 💭?
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) October 18, 2020
Lopez vs Haney 2021
Let’s do It! #AllTheBelts
— Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) October 18, 2020
Would you like to see a rematch between Teofimo Lopez Jr. and Vasiliy Lomachenko following tonight’s close fight in Las Vegas? Share your thoughts in the comments section PENN Nation!
This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on October 18, 2020