Lomachenko vs Lopez coming too early for Lopez?

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  1. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

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    It is what it is and Lopez can drop him with one
     
  2. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Maybe, But people might be sleeping on Lopez, Loma didn't looked so good good against Linares a fighter Cano took care in just one round.
     
  3. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    Teofimo ''No More Tall Fighters Anymore'' Lopez

    Interviewer: ''Lomachenko is small for the weight class''

    Teofimo: ''Very!''


    “He’s on the way out of the sport and 135 is just too big ,” the Honduran-American said.

    Lomachenko, 32, started his career in 2013 as a 126-pounder. Lopez, 23, has fought at 135 since he turned pro in 2016.

    ''I think that he's on his way out. I really do believe that and 135 is just too much of a big weight class for him''

    ''If you look at the Luke Campbell fight, you can see there is just a lot of wear-and-tear on his body.

    “I look at it like this—maybe this whole COVID-19 year helped him out. Maybe he needed it. That way he can probably at least hang in there a little bit with me. It’s going to be a great fight. I just look at the facts. You see a fighter who has gone up in weight class. Sometimes they go up too much where their body isn’t used to it, or the weight class is too big for them.''

    “This man has had over 400 fights. I have over 150 fights. I’m 23. I’m going to tell you this, when I get to camp, oh man, my body aches sometimes. If I’m 23 and dealing with stuff at this age, I can only imagine what he must be going through at 32 with over 400 fights.”

    ''I'm not going to have a 126 pounder come out here and try and take over on me. I'm a big guy''

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  4. The Underdog

    The Underdog New Member Full Member

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    A young, hungry fighter like Lopez will bring the best out of Loma. Lopez will be systematically broken down.
     
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  5. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Even though Lopez is a world champ I think he is still a bit green and not in his prime yet. I think this is Mayweather vs Canelo all over again. However as a world champ I believe it is your obligation to fight the best out there and Loma is the p4p champ. I also think Loma is going to outclass Lopez.

    That said Lopez is a live underdog and could pull off the upset. I also don't see any downsides to this fight. Lopez won't be able to stay at the weight class much longer, there are no big money fights at 135 or 140, so this will be his biggest pay day, if he does win he will be able to get bigger pay days, if he loses he will get a ton of experience.
     
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  6. split_decision

    split_decision Searching For Jerry Garcia Full Member

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    Its brave of Lopez, he could have avoided it like Gervonta but Loma is gonna will comfortably
     
  7. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

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    In a perfect boxing world this shouldn't even be a question. Fighters are so scared of taking an L that they avoid big fights or wait for certain fighters to be past it. IMO it doesn't matter if Lopez loses as a world champion he should be able to bounce back and if he wins he is on top of the world.

    In saying all that I don't like Lopez and I love Loma so I hope that he schools the arrogant kid and stops him.
     
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  8. Limerickbox

    Limerickbox Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He shouldn't have been calling for the fight for 2 years if he wasn't ready.

    Considering hiss number of fights, he's actually fought decent opposition, and hes a former olympian.

    Hes not getting much better from here.
     
  9. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    I've the same thing. This fight is very similar to Mayweather vs Canelo. People ready to write off the p4p best with an upcoming champ and future star, but it's too soon because that p4p best still has a lot left!
     
  10. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    I think Lopez has a punchers chance with that right pull counter he likes to throw if he can land it, but I can see him getting out boxed like Canelo did against Mayweather. If Lopez can stay patient and don't get frustrated cause he can't land a big shot, then he may just be fine. We shall see.
     
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  11. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He's a young bull. He's fought his way to the title shot. He likely can't make 135 much longer. Is he seasoned enough? Probably not, but he will do what he has to do. He looks like Loma's toughest test to date going by the eyeball test.