As Vasiliy Lomachenko approaches his October 17 date to unify lightweight titles against Teofimo Lopez, Lomachenko explains to RingTV how much he wants to kill the rising star in the sport.
“I want to beat him very badly, very, very badly. I really want to beat him badly,” Lomachenko told The Ring in an interview recently. “(Lopez’s dad) thinks (Lopez is) a big superstar like Tyson Fury. That’s why they do the trash. They act like a big superstar, but they don’t.”
Lomachenko will continue by acknowledging that he has a real contempt for Lopez and his father, saying all their rubbish about him got him to a point where he wanted to prove a point.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum will double Lomachenko̵7;s sentiment, saying no one actually talked rubbish to Lomachenko the way Lopez had and rubbed it on Lomachenko in the wrong way. That said, Arum said Lomachenko’s training has become as intense as ever.
For Lopez’s part, he said he did not accidentally try to land under his skin, but if it had a better effect. But for whatever they say against their opinion of another, they will have the opportunity to impose their physical will on each other this weekend on ESPN.