- Vasiliy Lomachenko remains the betting favorite (-365) with Teofimo Lopez coming in as a (+275) underdog.
- Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) holds the WBA and WBO titles and is the WBC franchise champion as well, while Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) is the IBF champ.
- We cover the latest betting odds for Lomachenko vs Lopez with some early fight analysis.
Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez have agreed to terms to fight in October, for a lightweight title unification bout. An important moment for boxing where we get to see the best vs the best.
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez Odds
According to the opening boxing odds Vasiliy Lomachenko is the (-365) betting favourite. That means if you bet $365 you could profit $100. Meanwhile, Teofimo Lopez being the underdog means a $100 wager could win you $275.
Betting Odds for Lomachenko vs Lopez Update
Back in Decemebr 2019 when this fight was first rumoured, Lomachenko opened as a (-400) favorite. Since then “The Matrix” odds have actually shortened slightly to (-365) on average.
Betting value on the opening odds for Teofimo Lopez was the way to go. Since the Lopez has become a more reasonable underdog at (+275). If this fight was made two years from now we would favor Lopez’s chances more. In terms of experience and age he has room for more growth.
No Love Lost Between Lomachenko and Lopez
Vasiliy Lomachenko agreed to reduce his purse by 200k, to help get this fight made. According to ESPN, Lomachenko was reportedly willing to concede a portion of his purse to meet Lopez’s demands as part of these negotiations.
There’s no love lost between the two, as Lopez took to his Instagram account late last month and jabbed at Loma: “I’ve been in the gym … p—! You’re a little boy to me, I’ll kiss you on yo forehead. FOH!”
Fury’s Hot on Lopez
Earlier this year BoxingNews24 reported “Tyson Fury is one of IBF lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez’s biggest fans, and he’s convinced that WBA/WBC [F]/WBO 135-lb champion Vasiliy Lomachenko CAN’T beat him. Fury says the 5’8″ Teofimo has an upper body like a heavyweight, and power that could surpass his own.”
Vasiliy Lomachenko v Teofimo Lopez is targeted for Oct. 17 on pay-per-view, but with it looking like ESPN would have holes in its fall schedule because of the uncertainty of college football due to the coronavirus pandemic, Top Rank and ESPN were able to come to an agreement to put the bout in the second half of October on ESPN.
There a number of betting sites that have odds for Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez. All these sites are listed on Betting Insider Journal here.