ESPN analysts Max Kellerman and Stephen Amy Smith, discussing the prospects of Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (14-2-0, 10 KO) after the defeat of American Teofimo Lopez (16-0-0, 12 KO), do not doubt that his return to lighter weights would be successful.
Kellerman: “If you look at Lomachenko, he really is not a lightweight fighter. He is a 126 and 130 pound fighter who fought and beat the top lightweights. But Lopez turned out to be not only a good fighter, but also a very big fighter. I think if Lomachenko returns at 130 pounds, it will quickly establish itself as the elite of the division. “
Stephen Amy Smith: “I don’t think anyone has odds against him at 126 and 130 pounds.”