The reason for the lack of pressure on the game led to Vasyl Lomachenko’s defeat to Teofimo Lopez somewhat.
According to Yahoo Sports, the puncher who held the three light boxing championships Vasyl Lomachenko suffered a right shoulder injury before the match with Teofimo Lopez.
Notably, Lomachenko asked his entire professional team not to disclose this incident to anyone, including Top Rank Boxing boss Bob Arum – the company he is concerned with. The Ukrainian boxer asked his father to take pain injections so he could take the throne.
On Monday, Lomachenko went to the operating table to treat the injured joint and shoulder cartilage. This information was shared by Loma surgeon Mr. Nel S. ElAttrache.
“When flying over from Ukraine, Lomachenko had problems with his shoulder, it moved quite difficult.” – Doctor El Attrache shared. “We found out about it six weeks before the game and had to find the right training site for him. But it still affected Loma’s preparation and performance. ”
“After the game, we had a minor surgery so that Loma’s shoulder could function comfortably and properly.” – said the American doctor. “Hopefully there is no restriction on him after this surgery.”
The reason, Lomachenko’s doctor said that because the Ukrainian puncher had to undergo a quite serious shoulder surgery after the match of Jorge Linares in 2018. Although 3 matches later, Lomachenko still played well. But the shoulder injury ahead of the confrontation with Lopez showed that the aftermath of the previous treatment was not completely over.
In addition to news of Vasyl Lomachenko’s shoulder injury, ESPN said the figures on his purchase of the rights to the match television were also beyond expectations.
Accordingly, the entire event has an average of 2.7 million live followers. The peak when the Lomachenko – Lopez title match took place, had 2.9 million views. For a boxer whose first game was sold by television rights (pay-per-view) like Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez, this is a huge success compared to other boxing events.