The Honduran-born boxer will finally face Lomachenko.
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Vasyl Lomachenko and Teófimo López will star this Saturday, October 17 in Las Vegas one of the most anticipated matches of the year, for the unification of the WBA, WBO and IBF lightweight titles, and both will do it in honor of their parents, since the two contestants were trained by their parents, who will be in the corner supporting them.
The Ukrainian boxer revealed in an interview for Sky Sports that his father, Anatoly Lomachenko, briefly boxed as an amateur and that he was the one who guided him to win the WBA and WBO titles, although he assured that talent comes from the family: “My father can explain and teach only 50 percent. But you have to be born with a chip. A Loma-chipVasyl said.
For its part, the boxer of Honduran blood also spoke about it: “I learned fast. My father realized it was too late for him, so he dedicated his life to me“Teófimo López told the same medium.
Meanwhile in Arkansas @TeofimoLopez and his father continue to prepare 🥊 for when they have a date 📆 to unify all the lightweight belts against Vasyl Lomachenko
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… And it was Teófimo López who closed the topic by reflecting on this point in common that the two boxers who will be rivals this weekend have: “His father raised him to be where he is today, my father raised me to be where I am today. For my family, this will be an unforgettable night “, he sentenced.
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