The 23-year-old from Brooklyn defeated Vasyl Lomachenko, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-weight champion from Ukraine, by unanimous decision Saturday night in Las Vegas. He now holds four world lightweight titles.
The fight went 12 tough rounds at the MGM Grand Conference Center, but in the end it was López who prevailed.
Mike Tyson even took notice of the young boxer on Twitter praising López as the “man to beat.”
“I’m a fighter,” López said.
“I’ll take one to give one. That’s what a true champion does. I find a way to win.”