Mike Tyson hails fellow New Yorker Teofimo Lopez after stunning points win vs Lomachenko as Pacquiao also has his say

MIKE TYSON led the praise for Teofimo Lopez after he beat Vasyl Lomachenko to become undisputed lightweight champ.

The American secured a wide-margin points win against the Ukrainian to add the WBO, WBA and WBC 'franchise' belts to his IBF strap.


It meant 23-year-old Lopez kept his unbeaten record in 16 fights, while Lomachenko tasted defeat for the second time in his career.

And Tyson, who is making a sensational return to boxing in November at the age of 54 to fight Roy Jones Jr, was delighted for his fellow New Yorker.

He tweeted: "Brooklyn was definitely in the house tonight. Lopez is the man to beat.

"Another Brooklyn champion. #LomaLopez."

Former heavyweight champion Tyson wasn't the only boxing royalty to comment on the stunning victory.

Manny Pacquiao, who is supposedly set to fight UFC legend Conor McGregor in a boxing match in the Middle East, tweeted: "Congratulations to @TeofimoLopez for an undisputed great performance."

Terence Crawford will defend his WBO welterweight title agianst Brit Kell Brook on November 14.

And both those boxers passed on their congratulations to the new undisputed lightweight king.

Crawford wrote: "I been telling @trboxing for years @TeofimoLopez was ready.

"Good job young fella we been talking about this day for years."

And Brook posted: "Congratulations to the bro @TeofimoLopez.

"What a fighter! You did exactly what you told me you were gonna do. Enjoy the moment."

Irish boxing sensation Mick Conlan was impressed, as he wrote: "Just too big and strong!!

"I thought Loma would be good enough to grind out the win but Teofimo was brilliant tonight.

"Well deserved champ, youngest four-belt champ in history."

American heavyweight Eddie Chambers tweeted: "I said this quote before… watch out for these Young Lions. Congrats @TeofimoLopez."

Lopez called out American lightweight rival Devin Haney just moments after his stunning demolition of Lomachenko.

And it didn't take long for Haney to give an answer, as he tweeted: "Lopez vs Haney 2021. Let’s do It! #AllTheBelts."

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