This is perhaps one of the best match up of the year and certainly the one i’m most looking forward too. Vasyl Lomachenko is one of the best fighters on the planet and Teofimo Lopez looks like he could reach those heights one day as well.
In my opinion Teofimo Lopez isn’t going to outbox Loma and he isn’t going to roughhouse him like Salido did so the only real chance he has is to knock Loma out which he is capable of doing. Loma does get hit a lot more at lightweight and while him getting dropped versus Linares was him being careless in my opinion it has shown he can be put down by big punchers.
Vasyl Lomachenko is the better boxer of the two and if it goes the distance I expect him to win. He could also break Teofimo down late on though only if Lopez is weight drained in my opinion.
I think Vasyl Lomachenko will come through a few hard early rounds before taking over and winning a points decision. He’s the better boxer and unless Lopez lands something big I can’t see him winning.