At just 23 years old, Teofimo Lopez has become an undisputed champion after beating Vasiliy Lomachenko by a unanimous decision on Saturday, October 17 to become the world lightweight champion.
Lopez defended his 135-pound IBF lightweight title and seized the WBC, WBO, and WBA belts from Ukraine’s Lomachenko who suffered his first loss in six years.
“I am ready to take over the world,” said Lopez, who won by scores of 119-109, 117-111, and 116-112.
— Boxing News (@BoxingNewsED) October 18, 2020
Lopez, 16-0 with 12 knockouts, became the lightweight king on Saturday.
In the biggest fight of his career, Lopez, of the US, dominated the first half before Lomachenko came storming back in the later rounds to set the stage for a thrilling final round.
Lopez is now the youngest fighter to become a four-belt undisputed champion.
Lopez, a Brooklyn native, was making the first defence of his IBF title he captured by stopping Ghana’s Richard Commey in the second round last December at Madison Square Garden.
He has not lost since his last amateur bout at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Lopez represented Honduras in the Rio Games when he failed to make the America team.