ONE of the most eagerly-awaited fights of 2020 is here – after months of the sport of boxing being decimated by cancelled shows.
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez is FINALLY taking place tonight in Las Vegas for the WBA, IBF, WBO world lightweight titles.
- TV/ live stream: Live on Fite.TV
- Expect the main event around 4-5am UK time
- MGM Grand in Las Vegas plays host
Follow ALL of the latest updates below…
First fight of the night is over. Jahi Tucker beat Charles Garner 40-36 on all four judges' scorecards.
WAR OF WORDS
Both have exchanged their fair share of words throughout this year.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Here's how things stack up for each fighter going into their huge clash later on.
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez
Arnold Barboza Jr. vs Alex Saucedo
Edgar Berlanga vs Lanell Bellows
Josue Vargas vs Kendo Castaneda
Jose Enrique Durantes Vivas vs John Vincent Moralde
Quatavious Cash vs Quincy LaVallais
Quinton Randall vs Jan Carlos Rivera
Jahi Tucker vs Charles Garner
WBC Franchise, WBA, WBO, IBF, Ring Magazine. All the marbles.
Both fighters broke social distancing guidelines to get into a proper stare down yesterday.
Both fighters got in each other's faces last night after hitting 135lbs on the dot.
- James Orr
I said good evening, but it's officially morning, and we'll be here until the early hours as Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez battle for the WBA, WBO, IBF and Ring Magazine world lightweight titles.
Welcome to SunSport's coverage of arguably the second biggest boxing event of this crazy 2020!
Tonight, we're in for an absolute humdinger of a fight, as 23-year-old Lopez looks to become the youngest undisputed world title-holder in boxing history.
Lomachenko, however, one of the best this sport has ever seen, and holder of four of the five belts on the line, represents one stern test.
The pair have been at each other for 18 months now and yesterday they faced off at the weigh-in with all the spite in the world.
Later on, they finally throw down, in what should be an instant classic at the MGM 'Bubble' in Las Vegas in front of NO fans.
Unimaginable back in May when the fight was originally supposed to happen, but here we are.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of this morning's events. You're in for a real cracker.
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