Lomachenko vs Lopez coming too early for Lopez?

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  1. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    I don't think it's too early for him to challenge Loma. He was given a decent fight by Linares who was certainly a step behind this Lopez. There is some cause for concern in that the fighters who have lost to Loma seem to have a hard time recovering.
  2. Grinder

    Grinder Dude, don't call me Dude Full Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Loma is superior but Lopez has size and youth. He did the right thing taking this fight for legacy. If it's just for money then fight a bunch of tomato cans like RJJ.
  3. Oddone

    Oddone Love child of Mike Tyson & Ronald McDonald Full Member

    Aug 18, 2019
    Your comment. Reminds me of Marvis Frazier vs Larry Holmes.
  4. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    My answer is yes and no.
    Lopez is still young and relatively inexperienced, but Loma is at his peak. So it´s the perfect time to face one of boxings truly elites. The younger man definitely has age on his side.
    And it´s better to have a learning experience as a young man than later on.
  5. Zhuge Liang

    Zhuge Liang Active Member Full Member

    Jun 30, 2018
    The question is, does Lopez wants to face prime or faded Lomachenko ?

    If he wants to fight a prime Lomachenko, there's no better time than now.

    If he wants to fight old and faded Lomachenko, of course he needs to wait longer, maybe another few years. But waiting another few years means he will miss the chance to fight a great fighter and make history as he will no longer be able to make the weight.

    Fighting Loma now is the most correct and logical decision for Lopez's career. Boxing is not about keeping your zero. Winning or losing, this fight will give a lot of experience and credential to him. And fighting the best is the best way to build career.
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  6. macademics

    macademics Active Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Him KO'ing Commey in 2 rounds proves he is more then ready to bang with the big boys.

    This is gonna be one of the best fights of the year, two skilled fighters fighting for unidisputed. Loma is gonna be put to the limit, Lopez may not have the experience or pedigree, but he is gonna give it his all.
  7. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Na great for loma perfect time
  8. Jackman65

    Jackman65 No longer booted! Full Member

    Aug 31, 2019
    IMO, it’s absolutely not too early for Teo to fight Loma. This is an interesting fight. LW is not ideal for Loma because he still looks small for the weight but he wins on skill and great movement. Teo looked dominant vs Commey, a guy who really can’t move and is very basic but a good puncher. I recently rewatched Teo’s performance against the Japanese fighter (what’s his name again?) and thought the Japanese guy won the fight. Teo looked confused and very “average” against a guy who never faced an opponent outside Japan.

    Loma is going to have to deal with a younger, stronger opponent with superior punching power. He can’t afford to make any mistakes against Teo and who knows how much rust he’s accumulated during the long layoff. Both fighters probably picked up a bit of rust but I’d say it’s more risky for Loma because he’s facing a guy with one punch KO power.

    This is going to be an exciting fight and I’m pumped to see it on free TV. If Loma dominates and schools Teo, I expect the typical Loma haters (the ones predicting his demise every fight) to give him zero credit and to say Lopez is still too green. If Teo catches Loma with a big shot and wins, the haters will say Loma was exposed and was never any good. Those guys are too predictable.

    There is an age gap in this fight but both guys are prime. I’m predicting a Loma win and will be rooting for him but I’m a Lopez fan as well. I give the guy credit for stepping up and wanting to fight the guy Tank Davis has been avoiding for years. Lopez is a talented fighter and I expect him to arrive in great shape and to make this an interesting fight.

    Prediction? Loma frustrates Lopez and punishes him in later rounds until Lopez’s loud-mouth father throws in the towel and claims his son was injured in training camp or some BS excuse. I like Lopez but his father is a compete D-Bag.
  9. bw51

    bw51 Active Member Full Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    i am probably the only person the planet who thinks Lopez is going to pull an upset --> document this, i said it first
  10. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    I mean, there probably won't ever be a 'good time' for this matchup for Teo before Vasyl retires.
  11. chatty

    chatty Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Nah, perfect timing imo. Hes not favourite but has very good opportunity to make himself a superstar here.

    He has the power to KO loma but could get outboxed badly. If he starches him hes gonn be a top level star, if he gets outboxed he will learn a lit and Lomas not likely to put a career ending beat down on him unless hes mentally fragile.
  12. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Guido Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    If Lopez waits 2-3 years for this fight it will be a worthless win anyways so no
  13. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Not at all. Better to make it happen now than wait another 2 years for the fight to "marinate". Lopez has already been constantly talking since 2018, trying to goad Loma into getting in the ring with him. And then you have people trying to hype up Lopez as this boogeyman for Loma even before he wins a title. And now that time has finally come. It's up to Lopez to prove that he's not just all talk. There should be no excuses if he ends up getting embarrassed by Loma.
    Either he learns from a loss or he loses his confidence and breaks.
  14. Manusuperfan

    Manusuperfan New Member Full Member

    Sep 1, 2020
    I mean he KOd Commey in two rounds. This is logically the best fight for him ATM. He has nothing to lose. It'd look a lot worse at the end of his career had he ducked Loma.
  15. DonnyMo

    DonnyMo Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 21, 2011
    You guys are all missing the point.

    There is no "later"

    This is the last fight Lopez is taking at 135lbs. He's (been) busting at the seams. There's no waiting one or two years for Loma because he'll be looong gone to 140lbs and Loma is never coming there. If this fight had fallen apart he would picking an opponent for his junior WW debut.

    He's got two goddamn world titles. He's ready. He's a very live dog. It's now or never.