Promoter Bob Arum (Top Rank) is delighted with the idea of bringing together the ex-absolute champions in the lightweight and super lightweight divisions – American Teofimo Lopez (17-1, 13 KOs) and Briton Josh Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) next year in a face-to-face fight.
opinion Aruma: Lopez vs Taylor at light welterweight is an amazing fight. Especially for Britain. I have already discussed this with Father Teofimo in advance. And he confirmed that they are more than interested in this option. yes, they are ready to fight in Britain.”
Arum still asks not to rush, because both fighters have one difficult fight ahead of them: “Lopez first needs to get past Jose Pedraza. And this is a tough fight. Jose is really a very experienced and seasoned pro. So let’s see. Same thing with Taylor. We’re doing promotions for him, but we don’t have any business with his next opponent, Jack Catterall. If Josh beats him, then I’ll meet him and propose this fight.”
Taylor and Catterall met at the beginning of the year in Glasgow (Scotland) – Josh defended the title of absolute champion in 63.5 kg, was satisfied with a controversial victory by a separate decision of the judges. He gave up all belts (except the WBO) in order to prove everything in a rematch.
Recently it became known that the rematch between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall received a new date. And yesterday the fight Teofimo Lopez – Jose Pedraza was officially announced: the statements of the boxers.