Vasily Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez brought in massive ratings of close to 3 million viewers on ESPN last Saturday night. According to Mike Coppinger, the Lopez-Lomachenko fight peaked at 2.898 million viewers, with an average of 2.1 million.
The 23-year-old Teofimo Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) made history by becoming the youngest undisputed WBO Lightweight champion in beating Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision.
The Lomachenko vs. Lopez fight was the most viewed boxing telecast of 2019 and 2020, which is impressive given all the fights that have taken place.
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Article by Mark Eisner