American coach Robert Garcia is convinced that former unified world lightweight champion Vasily Lomachenko himself gave victory to Teofimo Lopez in their fight, which took place last October.
“I don’t know why he started too late. I don’t know why he gave up the first six rounds. Honestly, I have no idea. But then, when Lomachenko added, he had solid rounds. I think he won some the rounds were much better than the first six that Teofimo won. Lopez did not win these rounds because he beat Lomachenko. I think he won these rounds because Loma was not doing anything. Lomachenko was too careful, he stepped back and didn’t put his hands in motion.
If this is a battle plan, then it was very bad. I don’t think his team thought they could knock out Lopez that easily. Nevertheless, later in the battle, I don’t remember in what round, there was a moment when Lomachenko delivered solid blows, ”said Robert Garcia in an interview with the YouTube channel Little Giant Boxing.
We will remind, Garcia also predicted that Lomachenko will defeat Lopez in a rematch.