ONE of the most eagerly-awaited fights of 2020 is here – after months of the sport of boxing being decimated by cancelled shows.
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez takes place in the early hours of Sunday morning UK time, with the bout taking place in Las Vegas.
But there are a few hurdles to hop over before British viewers can watch this lightweight unification bout.
Read below how to get in on the action this weekend.
When is Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez?
Lomachenko vs Lopez is on Saturday, October 17 in the US.
In the UK that will mean a very early morning ring walk for the two main cards.
The pair will most likely head into the ring between 5am and 6am British time at the MGM Grand.
Is Lomachenko vs Lopez on TV in the UK and where can I stream it?
- Lomachenko vs Lopez is NOT being broadcast on a TV channel in the UK.
- Sky Sports and BT Sport both passed up the opportunity to broadcast the fight on traditional telly.
- FITE TV are live streaming the fight in the UK.
- The event costs £9.99, which is less than big fight nights are usually in the UK.
When is the Lomachenko vs Lopez weigh-in?
The weigh-in will take place on Friday, October 16.
- Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez (WBA, IBF, WBO world lightweight titles)
- Alex Saucedo vs Arnold Barboza Jr (super lightweight)
- Josue Vargas vs Kendo Castaneda (super lightweight)
- Edgar Berlanga vs Lanell Bellows (super middleweight)
- Jose Enrique Durantes Vivas vs John Vincent Moralde (featherweight)
- Quatavious Cash vs Qunch LaVallais (middleweight)
- Quinton Randall vs Jan Carlos Rivera (welterweight)
- Jahi Tucker vs Charles Garner (welterweight)
What is the fight purse?
Lopez is getting £930,000 for the fight – which equates to $1.2million.
Lomachenko is getting the lion’s share of the purse, according to BoxingNews24.com.
The Ukrainian is getting £2.7m in Las Vegas, paid in US currency, a healthy $3.5m.