Prior to the fight, Teófimo López talked a big game. Vasiliy Lomachenko simply said ‘we’ll see in the ring’. On Sunday, López was simply too good, too young and too big for Lomachenko.
Lopez, 16-0 with 12 knockouts, became the lightweight king in a fight that appeared to be closer than the lopsided judges' scorecards indicated at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
American Devin Haney, who turns 21 on 17 November, knocked Alfredo Santiago down in the fifth round of a surprisingly close fight at Staples Center Arena in Los Angeles.
Lomachenko delivered a devastating right hook to the temple that sent the Englishman crashing face first to the canvas just 58 seconds into the fourth round.
Vijender Singh's professional debut in the USA postponed after Indian boxer gets injured in sparring session
Vijender was to make his US debut at the Staples Center on the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Anthony Crolla undercard. Vijender, however, got hurt during a sparring session on Friday which left two kinds of stitches near his left eye.
Ukrainian boxer Vasiliy Lomachenko seals victory over Jose Pedraza to unify WBO and WBA lightweight belts
Ukraine's Lomachenko, a three-weight world champion who had never before unified two titles in the same class, knocked down Pedraza twice in an explosive 11th round.