Teofimo Lopez Decides on Opponent #1 for 2023


Former lightweight (61.2 kg) absolute Teofimo Lopez (17-1, 13 KOs) will have a plethora of attractive options to continue his career in the first welterweight division if he defeats Sandor Martin (40-2, 13 KOs) this weekend ( By the way, here is the forecast and rates).

One of these options is a meeting with another ex-absolute, but in the category up to 63.5 kg, Josh Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs).

“Goal for next year is Josh Taylor. Kick his ass in the UK and give the fans a great performance, a good treat,” said 25-year-old Theo
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Both are led by Bob Arum’s Top Rank, which should make the fight easier to organize.

“I think that if they offer normal money and if Josh does not screw up with the weight, then the fight of Britain against Teofimo will definitely be [классным]. I think he will stay for one more fight in the division, – said the American. “For him, it’s a win/win situation in terms of winning or losing.”

Lopez Sr.: “No wonder they call me Nostradamus”

Recall that the 31-year-old Taylor disappointingly refused three of the four championship titles that he won a year and a half ago in unification with Jose Ramirez (our report: Bachish – shoot!).

After that triumph, the Scot had only one fight, and in what many people believe, he received a gift from the referee (SD 12) in a lost confrontation with Jack Catterall (26-1, 13 KOs). At the end of winter, the left-hander will have a rematch with him, however, now only for the WBO title.

How do you like the idea of ​​holding a Taylor-Lopez meeting in Britain? Arum likes it, but there is one “but”.