The closer the fight between Lomachenko and Lopez is, the more expert assessments appear. Polls conducted by sports publications among specialists showed that the majority prefer Lomachenko and predict his victory by points. Lopez has his supporters, but they are in the minority. So, out of 20 people who are professionally versed in boxing, 18 spoke in favor of Lomachenko. Lopez was voted for by Showtime analyst Steve Farhud (win by points) and former three-weight champion Duke Mackenzie (TKO).
Below are the opinions of 5 experts, one way or another, who supported Lomachenko:
Former light heavyweight champion Montell Griffin:
“Loma will win the fight if he can cheat his age.”
Lomachenko’s former rival, Merki Sosa:
“I’ll bet on Lomachenko, but I don’t think a knockout is possible.”
Former coach of Jorge Linares, Ismael Salas:
“Lopez from 1 to 4 rounds or Lomachenko from 5 to 12”.
Former lightweight champion Rafael Ruelas:
“Difficult to choose, they are both great fighters, but I bet the underdog is Lopez.”
Former Orlando Salido manager Sean Gibbons:
“Lomachenko in 12 rounds. Lopez is too slow to handle a three-time world champion.”