The Fight City Podcast No. 45

Time for a new edition of our podcast, hosted as always by Alden Chodash as we reflect on Saturday’s big upset. Loma vs Lopez proved to be one of the biggest fights of the year as Teofimo Lopez surprised most fight fans with a clear-cut decision victory over the man many regarded as the best fighter in the game, pound-for-pound, Vasiliy Lomachenko. It’s a result that has major implications for the lightweight division and for the big match-ups we can hope to see in the near future. Chodash is joined by site contributor Zachary Alapi as well as coach Derik Santos, trainer of many fighters, including Sullivan Barrera. Check it out:

“Lomachenko vs Lopez proved to be a tale of two fights. Despite predictions that Lopez would come out blasting away, looking to unleash his vaunted power and catch the typically slow-starting Lomachenko, the American started the match calculated and efficient with a steely focus in his eyes. While Lopez was determined to be the boss and stalk his shorter opponent, Lomachenko focused on defense and lateral movement as he attempted to get a read on Lopez’s rhythm. The problem for Loma was that his paltry punch output remained for the first half of the bout. It’s not as if Lopez was lighting up Compubox himself, but he was busier, and he was demonstrating ring generalship by dictating the range of the fight. He kept Vasyl at the end of his punches using a stiff jab and he dug hooks to the body to tire Lomachenko out.”      From “Fight Report: Lomachenko vs Lopez” by Jamie Rebner 

One thought on “The Fight City Podcast No. 45

  • November 2, 2020 at 6:38 am
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    Thanks for the podcast. I can’t find a single column on this site about this fight tho….I wonder why? Nobody wanted to do it?

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