Lomachenko tragedy in Las Vegas! How an undefeated American took the belts from Vasily
Sergey Sorokin May 20, 2023, 16:15 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
Three years later, the situation can be repeated in a fight with Haney.
On the night of May 20-21, Ukrainian boxer Vasily Lomachenko will fight undefeated American Devin Haney. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Three years later, Loma returns to the ring that witnessed his last defeat. And it is very curious that several parallels can be established with that same fight with Teofimo López. We remember how Vasily lost the belts from him.
On October 17, 2020, a 12-round duel took place with exorbitant stakes. The fight was for the IBF, WBA Super, WBO and The Ring lightweight titles. As rivals, Vasily got an undefeated American, as now. Lomachenko entered the fight riding a 13-fight streak. The last Ukrainian defeated the British Luke Campbell. And Lopez was 15-0, totally dominating his opponents.
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From the beginning of the meeting, López fully assumed the initiative and acted much more actively. Teofimo tried to get the opponent out, but Lomachenko worked very well on his feet and avoided the attacks. With every three minutes, the American only gained momentum. In the middle of the fight, it began to seem that Vasily was not ready for such an onslaught of the opponent. The experts calculated that in six rounds the Ukrainian could only disturb López with 30 blows.
But then the situation began to change. First, Lomachenko seized the initiative, and then completely struck with the most accurate blow, after which Lopez swam. Teofimo began to fall into the clinch and make mistakes. As a result, the Ukrainian plucked up his courage and began to press. It was clear that the main focus was on the championship rounds, in which Vasily literally had a second wind. The American had to endure and survive. Adding to López’s additional problems was the fact that after a headbutt he received a deep cut.
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It seemed that now the judges would have very serious doubts. But in the end, everything turned out to be much more prosaic. Apparently, the referee was too influenced by the fact that the Ukrainian attacked very little in the first half of the fight. Therefore, the three judges gave Lopez the victory by unanimous decision – 116-112, 117-111, 119-109. Lomachenko lost all the belts to him, and after that he often recalled this defeat, calling it unfair.
Before the fight with Lomachenko, Haney begins to lose his temper:
Now it’s mine. Lomachenko psychologically broke the young American?
Three years later, Lomachenko returns to the MGM Grand Stadium. And he will try to prevent the same story from repeating itself. The American opponents returned to undefeated. And again, a whole scattering of belts is at stake. The meeting place cannot be changed. So maybe it will turn out to correct in your favor at least the result?