During the last press conference prior to Saturday’s fight between Vasiliy Lomachenko Y Teofimo Lopez, the Ukrainian dedicated himself to pierce with his eyes the spirit of Lopez.
The icy gaze of Lomachenko It has become viral on social networks, generating all kinds of readings. There are those who think that the Ukrainian’s safety made him nervous and anxious. Lopez who did not transmit the same equanimity that Lomachenko.
The father of Theophimus has recognized that this position of Lomachenko it is what irritates him the most.
“Perhaps the way he walks, the arrogant way he handles himself,” said the father of Theophimus.
And is that Lomachenko it does not convey psychological weaknesses. He has an emotional distance, a coldness in his actions, in his personality. He seems always in control of the situation both below and above the ring.
That icy control complies with the stereotype that we usually see in fighters from the republics that were previously the Soviet Union. We see it in Gennady Golovkin, we saw it with the brothers Klitschko, we saw it in the best moments of Sergey Kovalev. They are cold, calculating, unflappable.
Everytime that Teofimo Lopez she spoke, Lomachenko I stared at him, fixed. As if he wanted to get into the soul of Theophimus and discover your weaknesses. Y Lopez, on the other hand, tried to avoid making eye contact most of the time, with the exception of a few brief crossovers.
For now, Vasiliy Lomachenko He seems in control of the psychological battle heading into next Saturday’s fight.
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