López darts out from his corner and misses with a big right to the body. He’s throwing more punches in the early going as Lomachenko sits back with his hands up, circling backward and measuringS the task before him. López lands a crisp right jab to the body. Another jab by López. Lomachenko not throwing much at all. A very good start for López and easy round to score as Lomachenko might not have landed a single punch, instead spending the three-minute session calculating distance.
The fighters are making their ringwalks. First it’s López, the IBF lightweight champion, who emerges from the tunnel to Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust. Now it’s Lomachenko, the WBA and WBO champion, who marches to the ring to Rob Dougan’s Clubbed to Death from the Matrix soundtrack. The ring announcer has taken over and we should be under way any moment.