We are getting ever closer to the first undisputed lightweight champion since Pernell Whitaker in 1992 as the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world, Vasyl “Loma” Lomachenko, looks to defend WBA, WBO and The Ring titles against IBF champion Teofimo Lopez. The Sportsbook of this bout will likely look to take on Devin Haney for his WBC strap to have our first undisputed lightweight champ.
The two are scheduled to settle their differences on Saturday, October 17, at the MGM Grand and looking at the Lomachenko vs Lopez odds, it is “Loma” favored at -400 with “El Brooklyn” coming back at +300.
The Lomachenko vs Lopez odds mean you would have to wager $400 to make $100 with a Lomachenko win, while a $100 bet on Lopez will profit you $300. Loma has an 80 percent win probability and Lopez’s win probability is 25 percent according to our sports betting odds calculator.
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez Odds
Odds as of October 15 at Sportsbook
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Lomachenko vs Lopez Broadcast Information
Lomachenko vs Lopez Odds Analysis
This marks the first time that Teofimo Lopez has been an underdog in his pro boxing career. The undefeated New York native has closed as a favorite of -1000 or greater in the majority of his fights.
Meanwhile, it is old hat for Loma to enter the ring as a sizable favorite, with his tightest odds being -315 when he fought Guillermo Rigondeaux in 2017, a fight Loma won in the sixth round.
How Will This Fight Play Out?
If you have never seen Lomachenko box, do yourself a favor and watch his older bouts. He has outstanding footwork that allows him to float around the ring effortlessly, creating angles to land his powerful strikes while dancing out of the way of strikes coming back at him.
And dancing is the exact reason for his in-ring movements as he was enrolled in traditional Ukrainian dance when he was a young boy. He constantly sets traps for his foes and when they fall into them, he punishes with his lightning-quick hands that eventually accumulate and finish his opponents.
As for Lopez, he is a little more straightforward in his approach, willing to absorb blows in exchange for landing his own strikes. He is able to get in the face of his opponents with little repercussion because the power he possesses at lightweight is downright scary.
Of his 15 pro wins, 12 have been knockouts, and he has gone into the seventh round just twice in his career. Much like Loma, the 22-year-old does a good job setting traps but I’m not sure he can outsmart the former Olympic gold medalist.
Overall, Lomachenko’s elusiveness will have Lopez swinging at air throughout the fight, which will likely tire the younger boxer, enabling Loma to implement his game plan in the later rounds. I’m not sure he will be able to put Lopez away; this could be a fight to remember, an all-out war for 12 rounds.
I would love to see this fight played back in a couple of years when Teofimo has a little more experience under his belt – this fight just seems like a bit of a jump at this point, much like when a 22-year-old Canelo Alvarez fought Floyd Mayweather in 2013.