VASYL LOMACHENKO has bizarrely claimed he thought he did enough to beat Teofimo Lopez despite being outclassed by the American at the MGM Grand.
The 32-year-old suffered a wide points defeat in Las Vegas as judges scored the bout 116-112, 119-109 and 117-111 in favour of the 23-year-old.
Lomachenko landed just 31 punches in the first seven rounds as he was schooled by his lightweight rival – who added the WBO, WBA and WBC franchise belts to his IBF strap.
After hearing the news his 13-fight winning streak had come to an end, the Ukrainian great stormed out of the ring in anger and frustration.
And he has stated that he feels his hand should have been raised in victory as he felt he dominated that last six rounds.
Speaking to Top Rank, he said: "I think in the first half of the fight, he got more rounds than I did.
"But in the second half of the fight, I took it and I was much better.
"I want to go home and review the fight. I can’t commentate too much on it.
“At the moment, I think I fought and was winning the fight, but the results are the results. I’m not going to argue right now. I need to see.
"Right now, I’m going home and after that I’m talking to my promoter and my manager and we’ll discuss and make decision."
It has been revealed that there is no rematch clause in the contract, leading Lopez to call out Devon Haney.
Lopez said: "I had to dig deep, man. I’m thankful. I’m grateful.
"And each and every day, I take that in. I thank God first because I couldn’t do it without him. I’m a fighter. I gotta dig in deep.
"I knew he was coming. I didn’t know if they had him up on the scorecards or not, and I love to fight.
"I can bang, too. I don’t care, man. I’ll take one to give one. That’s what a true champion does. I find a way to win.”
Before adding: "Man, take me to 140. Or I could fight the two-time email world champion Devin Haney if they want that.”
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