It seemed to many experts and fans that Vasily Lomachenko entered the fight against Teofimo Lopez without a clear plan, but the Ukrainian cutman Russ Anber claims that he had a good gameplay that could not be fully implemented due to a bad start.
“Lomachenko’s plan for the fight was well thought out. Everyone who watched this fight saw that the second half of it was different from the first. The problem was that Loma was passive in the first six rounds and exerted little pressure. It was Loma who was under pressure. although everything had to go differently.
Of course, trauma is partly to blame. Perhaps Loma was reluctant to act also due to the fact that Lopez is dangerous and explosive, especially at the beginning of the fight. I understand this, but, frankly, I have to give Lopez his due for neutralizing Lomachenko at the start of the fight. He did not let Lome do what he wanted to do. The guy deserves recognition, “Anber shared his opinion in a column for the Boxing Social portal.
We will remind, Anber also suggested that the judges were not going to give Lomachenko a victory if he did not completely dominate Lopez.