Lomachenko vs. Lopez live updates for Las Vegas showdown



American Teofimo Lopez scored the most significant victory of his brief career, scoring a unanimous decision over Vasiliy Lomachenko to become the undisputed lightweight champion of the world at the boxing bubble at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The judges scored the fight 116-112, 119-109, 117-111.

Lopez retained the IBF title and claimed Lomachenko’s WBC franchise, WBA and WBO titles.

Lopez, 23, did the most of his damage in the early rounds and thereafter withstood a barrage from his Ukrainian opponent considered one of the most technically sound fighters in the history of the sport.

Known as a knockout artist, Lopez (16-0, 13 knockouts) showed uncommon technical brilliance of his own, particularly the 12h and final round.

Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) came on in the later rounds but was unable to make up for a slow start in one of the most highly anticipated fights in recent memory.

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