Teofimo Lopez: We Want Taylor, Prograis, Zepeda; To Be Two-Time World Champ
Teofimo Lopez Jr. can officially switch forward with the next level of his profession.
The main question is who will land throughout the opposite corner for his next adventure.
A a success night time were given right here from Lopez’s full-fledged junior welterweight debut after scoring a seventh-round stoppage of Mexico’s Pedro Campa in his August 13 ring return. The ESPN-televised bout used to be as soon as his first since suffering his lone defeat and the top of his lightweight championship reign following a reduce up selection loss to George Kambosos Jr. remaining November 27 at Madison Sq. Garden Hulu Theater in New York The town.
Saturday’s win over Campa spotted the 25-year-old Brooklyn native struggle at a measured on the other hand confident pace previous than settling on up steam and in the end final the show at Accommodations World On line on line casino in Las Vegas.
With the new weight comes a brand spanking new set of hard eventualities that Lopez (17-1, 13KOs) plans to pursue.
“We would love Josh Taylor. We would love the ones guys,” Lopez knowledgeable ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna after the win. “We would love [Regis] Prograis. We would love [Jose] Zepeda. We would love all of the belts. We wish to grow to be two-time [world] champion.”
“I was at 135 pounds for 9 years,” “It used to be as soon as killing my body, since I was a teenage kid, man.”
Scotland’s Josh Taylor (19-0, 13KOs) holds the lineal/IBF/WBO championship, while Prograis and Zepeda have been ordered to enter talks for the WBC identify simply in recent years vacated by the use of Taylor.
Together with Zepeda-Prograis already being under discussion, a struggle with Taylor seems an probably not next chance for Lopez. Taylor used to be as soon as in the past eyeing a rematch with England’s Jack Catterall, in opposition to whom he relatively edged by the use of controversial reduce up selection on February 26 in Glasgow. Previous than he can do that, then again, he has to sq. away the dilemma of an ordered IBF identify coverage versus necessary challenger Jeremias Ponce which is now the subject of an August 23 purse bid being attentive to.
“We’ve been at 135 for kind of 9 years. It used to be as soon as killing my body since I was a teenage kid,” well-known Lopez. “I merely become 25. I am grateful for the return. I knowledgeable you all, don’t identify this a comeback. That’s the Takeover’s takeover.”