It appears that the two opposing camps has finally come to an 💲agreement to stage the most intriguing fight of the 2020 calendar year going by spectator demands. Lightweight supremacy is on the line, as Pound-4-Pound King and RING-LINEAL/WBA/WBC (Franchise)/WBO Lightweight Champion of the World 🥇🥇🇺🇦Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko (14-1-0, 10KO👊) will share the big stage with young, electrifying IBF Lightweight titlist 🇺🇸Teofimo “Takeover” Lopez (15-0-0, 12KO👊) for a date scheduled to be October 17th, to be broadcast on the regular 📺ESPN channel. The venue in which they will battle is undisclosed at this moment, but bares no significance as fans will not be able to enter the arena in which they choose.
Accompanying delays due to COVID-19, were discussions and re-negotiations taking place from Teofimo’s camp, as they were originally slated to make $1.2 million, while Lomachenko was set to make $3.5 million, thus making for a 73/27 purse split in Loma’s favor, which Lopez’s people didn’t deem as an apropos split due to their fighters natural appeal. After some stonewalling due to demands not being met, and reluctance on 🗣️Promoter Bob Arum’s behalf to adhere to these demands, Vasiliy had decided to leave some money on the table for Teofimo to take, for a more appropriate split. Lomachenko decided $800,000 was enough to pass on, which would make Lomachenko’s earnings $2.7 million, while Lopez (instead of $1.2 million) would be set to make an even $2 million dollars, which would equate to a 58/42 split, figures that Lopez and his people have accepted. 🥊🥊