Teofimo Lopez Sr., father and coach of IBF lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez, believes that Vasyl Lomachenko will not be able to go all the allotted distance with his son, believing that the Ukrainian will be knocked out before the 6th round.
“We are destined to see on Saturday how quickly Teofimo is able to adapt,” – said Lopez Sr. in an interview with BoxingScene.com. – “I think he will be able to do it instantly, because Lomachenko does the same thing over and over. He will fall into the traps set by Teofimo, and we will knock him out. This fight will not last even six rounds. It will definitely not last longer. than six rounds. “
Lopez Sr. is extremely confident that his son will be able to knock out Lomachenko in the same brutal manner as Mason Menard in December 2018.
“There is so much rage in his heart, and he is going to release it in a fight with this dude. I would not be surprised if his legs begin to buckle, as in a fight with Mason Menard. This guy will enter the ring to face the harsh reality, and I I know what he thinks now about falling asleep. And no one will convince me otherwise. My son is a real monster, and everyone who goes against him knows about it. He will definitely hurt you, you know what I mean?
I hope no one gets hurt. I do not wish bad for any person. But this guy deserves to at least be on the floor. You see, the fight should be stopped. I know that on Saturday Teofimo will win. It can happen in the first, in the second, in the third round – but it will definitely happen. “