The editor-in-chief of The Ring magazine Doug Fischer, talking about the upcoming duel between lightweights Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1-0, 10 KO) and Teofimo Lopez (15-0-0, 12 KO), came to the conclusion that the Ukrainian had reached his physical maximum in 135 lbs.
“The fact that Lopez is a natural and extremely explosive lightweight made this fight so much anticipated. In terms of performance and experience, Teofimo is no match for Lomachenko, but we have already seen that the three-weight champion has reached his physical limit of 135 lbs.
World class lightweights can raise their hand to Scrap and are capable of winning rounds. Lopez proved that he belongs to such fighters in a duel with Commee. He is as talented as Linares, but has much heavier hands. So, as amazing as Lomachenko is, on Saturday we’ll see a real fight, “Fischer wrote in his weekly column.