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Photos: Teofimo Lopez Jr. takes torch from Vasiliy Lomachenko

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The torch has been passed.

Teofimo Lopez, only 23, outboxed master technician Vasiliy Lomachenko to win a unanimous decision and become undisputed lightweight champion Saturday night inside the MGM Grand “bubble” in Las Vegas.

Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) outworked Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) in the first half of the fight and then held on to win 116-112, 119-109 and 117-111.

The victory could represent a changing of the guard, as Lopez labeled the fight “The Takeover.” And that’s what the New Yorker did, handing his 32-year-old Ukrainian opponent his first loss since he was outpointed by Orlando Salido in 2014.

Here are images from fight night. All photos by Mikey Williams / Top Rank.

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