Teofimo ‘The Takeover’ Lopez will make his super-lightweight debut this weekend as he looks to hit back from losing his world titles to George Kambosos Jr last year.
Lopez was beaten by Kambosos Jr in a shock split decision in November to lose his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles. The American has now made the choice to change divisions as he looks to become a two-weight world champion. He’ll take on Pedro Campa this Saturday, a Mexican fighter with a fine record of 34 wins and only one defeat. But Lopez is eager to put on a show and prove he still has the quality to claim another title shot as soon as possible.
Date and start time
The 10-round super-lightweight clash is set to take place on Saturday, August 13.
It is being held at the Resorts World Las Vegas.
The main event clash between Lopez and Campa should get underway from 4am on Sunday morning UK time.
What has been Said?
Teofimo Lopez: “The Takeover is back! I took over the lightweight division. I plan on doing the same at [super lightweight]. “Pedro Campa is a tough opponent with an aggressive Mexican style. I can’t wait to put on a show for the fans. “Every person goes through challenges, but I’ve put the past behind me and am thrilled to be back fighting in Las Vegas. “I am calling this fight the ‘Take Back’ because I am coming to regain what I’ve lost. One defeat does not define a fighter. It won’t define me. “I had been fighting at lightweight since I was a teenager, and it was time to move up. I am going to be an even better, more explosive fighter. You will see that on August 13.
“I am only 25 years old. My best years are in front of me. Pedro Campa is the start of a new chapter in my career.
“I will be a two-weight world champion very soon. Every contender and champion at junior welterweight better watch out because I am coming to clean out the division.”
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