The Lomachenko vs Lopez live stream began with the prelim card starting at 7:30 p.m. ET today (Oct. 17). The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+.
Tonight's Lomachenko vs Lopez live stream is set to deliver the most anticipated boxing match of 2020. It's broadcasting from the MGM Grand Bubble in Las Vegas, and finds Vasiliy Lomachenko defending the unified lightweight champion against Teofimo Lopez Jr. (whose title is also on the line) in what looks like a match with serious animosity.
The rivalry dates back to 2018, when Lomachenko (who was on his way to fight Jose Pedraza), and met Teofimo Lopez Sr., the father of the man he's set to face this weekend. Lopez Sr. claims the fighter refused to shake his extended hand, and just stared back at him. This, it seems, is how a family feud starts in these odd years.
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Lopez Jr. has since declared he'd be the one to take down Lomachenko, and now he's got his opportunity. And he's entering with an extra hefty chip on his shoulder: as the champ's said he will not acknowledge his challenger until he's won a world title.
This match sees Lopez putting his IBF Lightweight title against Lomachenko's WBO and WBA Lightweight titles. It's the kind of risk/reward situation that will draw a lot of eyes.
That's the kind of build up you expect for a sword-fight duel (or pro-wrestling match) in a bygone era, but instead it's the story at the core of this massive fight. Oh, and then it got more heated.
When the two were in the same ring together last December, their promoter Bob Arum told them to pose for a photo together. And Lopez refused, cursed and then acquiesced. To be honest, that's the kind of interaction that almost sounds pre-rehearsed, but check it out for yourself:
“Get him the f--- out my stage.” @TeofimoLopez wasn’t happy that Lomachenko was in the ring with him after his title victory last December. (via @MarkKriegel) pic.twitter.com/qNJ4oQRU0hOctober 13, 2020
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Lomachenko vs Lopez live streams in the US
In the U.S., viewers can watch Lomachenko vs Lopez's main card start at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. The undercard starts at 7:30 and is exclusive to ESPN+, which also streams the main fight.
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Lomachenko vs Lopez live streams in the UK
British bloodsport fans are staying up late (or waking up early) to watch Lomachenko and Lopez Jr. duke it out, as the main event fight is expected to start at around 5 a.m. local BST. It's a PPV on Fite TV (opens in new tab), and costs £9.99.
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Lomachenko vs Lopez live streams in Canada
Fight night fans in Canada will catch Lomachenko vs Lopez on TSN, which can be added to your package if you don't have it already. The undercard will be on TSN4.
Lomachenko vs Lopez fight card
- Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez Jr.
- Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Alex Saucedo (junior welterweight)
- Edgar Berlanga vs. Lanell Bellows (super middleweights)
- Josue Vargas vs. Kendo Castaneda (junior welterweight)
- Jose Enrique Durantes Vivas vs. John Vincent Moralde (featherweight)
- Quatavious Cash vs. Quincy LaVallais (middleweight)
- Quinton Randall vs. Jan Carlos Rivera (welterweight)
- Jahi Tucker vs. Charles Garner (welterweight)