A few hours ago, Vasily Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez held the final press conference at the MGM Grand studio in Las Vegas. Lomachenko looked gloomy, while Lopez exuded optimism. The American joked a lot, smiled and tried to maintain a dialogue, moderated by Joe Tessitore of ESPN.
When asked about his personal motivation, 23-year-old Lopez replied that everything is simple here – if he wins the fight, he will become the youngest holder of 4 titles. The American sees his mission in the future match as global:
“This is how coups happen. I’m leading a new generation and that’s all I need to win Saturday’s match.”
During the meeting, the topic of Lomachenko’s long absence in the ring – a year and 48 days – was also raised. To which Vasily replied with restraint: “On Saturday we will see how I feel.”
The boxers also discussed the issue of the absence of spectators in the stands. Lopez said that a real champion must be ready for anything, both for sold-out and empty stands. The presenter also touched on the topic of mutual insults, to which Lomachenko said: “these are just words,” and Lopez promised that they would greet each other before the fight with a touch of gloves.