“Pedro Campa is the start of a brand spanking new chapter in my occupation”
By the use of Dan Ambrose: Former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez says he’s able to turn out to be the undisputed 140-lb champion this month when he faces journeyman Pedro Campa on August 13th at the Inns World Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
Teofimo (16-1, 12 KOs) out of place his remaining combat to little-known George Kambosos Jr in November, and he blames the defeat on the pressure on his shoulders.
It’s vital that Teofimo shine towards Campa (34-1-1, 23 KOs) and win in a manner that displays that he’s able to transferring without delay to take hold of all 4 titles inside the weight class.
In this day and age, many boxing fans consider that Teofimo is simply too mentally prone to take hold of any belts at 140, let alone turn out to be the undisputed champion.
“I am highest 25 years out of date. My best possible years are in front of me,” discussed Teofimo Lopez to Top Rank Boxing. “Pedro Campa is the start of a brand spanking new chapter in my occupation.
“I will be a two-weight international champion in no time. Every contender and champion at junior welterweight upper watch out because of I am coming to scrub out the dept.
“I will be an excellent upper, further explosive fighter. You can see that on August 13.
“Every specific individual goes by way of challenging scenarios. I am calling this combat the ‘Take Once more’ because of I am coming to regain what I’ve out of place. One defeat does now not define a fighter, and it received’t define me,” discussed Teofimo.
“I’m merely excited for this new chapter at 140,” discussed Teofimo to Max on Boxing on ESPN. “That combat [George Kambosos Jr], the volume of pressure that athletes go through all through the method our occupation. I think as a fighter, I can’t let the fans down.
“I’m blessed to be now not pointless. I’m merely looking forward to 140, taking over that division very similar to I took over 135, beating the number 1 pound-for-pound fighter on the planet nowadays, Vasyl Lomachenko.
“It was a lot of problems,” discussed Teofimo on why he stuck it out to combat Kambosos despite being injured. “The amount of postponements they might for added combat. I think they might six or 8 postponements all through that time towards a fighter that was principally dictating my occupation in some way,” discussed Teofimo about Kambosos.