The absolute world lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez believes that he would have sent Vasily Lomachenko to the canvas in the 12th round if the referee had not suspended the fight due to his dissection.
“Of course I was planning on dropping him. Loma fought the way he fought. Many talked about what it would have been if he had started earlier. I would have knocked him out quickly. But Loma understood that he shouldn’t take damage and fall. He was as safe as he could, but at the same time he needed to remain active.
In the 12th round, Loma began to go forward and act. I realized that this was a chance to damage him. Everyone saw that in the last round, I started delivering punches and shaking him. I knew he was shocked. Then the referee stopped the fight due to the cut. If it hadn’t happened, I would have dropped it. At least he would take a knee, “Teofimo Lopez said in an interview with YouTube channel SNOWQUEENLA.