Teofimo Lopez fights next on December 10 at MSG
Via Sam Volz: Teofimo Lopez said he will fight next December 10 at Madison Square Garden in New York after his seventh-round technical knockout with Pedro Campa at 140 last Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Former four-belt lightweight champion Teofimo (17-1, 13 KOs) wants to fight for the world title in December against IBF/WBO lightweight champion Josh Taylor or fight for the WBC title with winners Jose Zepeda and Regis Prograis.
Interestingly, Teofimo, 25, said he didn’t want to fight either Ryan Garcia or Arnold Barboza, as neither of those fighters had anything to compete with as they didn’t have belts.
Teofimo feels that he can become a two-time fusion champion within a year if he gets it right by focusing on fighting just for the belt.
Granted, Teofimo has never been the undisputed champion at the age of 135, but that hasn’t stopped him from embellishing his credentials by telling fans and the media that they have won. this title.
“I need to work a little bit on some things, but overall, I feel good,” Teofimo Lopez told. Fighthype. “Little by little, those punches will add up and eventually injure them.
“In December, I will fight again on December 10. Maybe at Madison Square Garden or maybe at the O2 Arena against Josh Taylor. Yes, I want to win trophies.
“Having people like Barboza, Ryan Garcia, and all the others, that just makes me an undisputed two-time champion. I know I can do it within the next year.
“Absolutely,” Teofimo said when asked if he wanted to fight Ryan Garcia. “But what does Ryan bring besides the fans? I understand that there will be a lot of money, but I don’t consider that to be my opinion.
“Money always takes care of itself. I’m not worried about that. I know where I’m headed. I’m going to the castle. I have to get the rusty ring out, but I’m going to beat all these boys to death.
“Hopefully next week I’ll be in the required standings against Josh Taylor,” Teofilo said.