Teofimo Lopez is hoping to say all 4 titles at super-lightweight, having virtually carried out the identical within the weight class under.
The Takeover 2.0 is simply days away. Lopez [16-1, 12 KOs], the previous unified and lineal light-weight champion, will make his junior welterweight debut towards Mexican veteran Pedro Campa [34-1-1, 23 KOs].
The combat happens on Saturday, August 13, on the Resorts World Occasion Heart at Resorts World Las Vegas.
Lopez is again following final November’s break up resolution shocker to George Kambosos Jr. The loss knocked him from the highest of the light-weight heap.
The Brooklyn native is coaching in New Jersey for Campa, a 30-year-old puncher who’s unbeaten in eight fights relationship again to 2017.
That is what Lopez needed to say after a current coaching session about his ESPN-televised return.
“The Takeover is again! I took over the light-weight division. I plan on doing the identical at junior welterweight,” stated Lopez, the WBN Fighter of the Yr for 2020.
“Pedro Campa is a troublesome opponent with an aggressive Mexican fashion. I can’t wait to placed on a present for the followers.”
“Each particular person goes by way of challenges, however I’ve put the previous behind me and am thrilled to be again combating on ESPN and in Las Vegas.
“I’m calling this combat the ‘Take Again’ as a result of I’m coming to regain what I’ve misplaced. One defeat doesn’t outline a fighter. It received’t outline me.”
“I had been combating at light-weight since I used to be a youngster, and it was time to maneuver up.
The very best is but to come back
“I’m going to be a fair higher, extra explosive fighter. You will notice that on August 13.”
“I’m solely 25 years outdated. My greatest years are in entrance of me. Pedro Campa is the beginning of a brand new chapter in my profession.
“I shall be a two-weight world champion very quickly. Each contender and champion at junior welterweight higher be careful as a result of I’m coming to scrub out the division.”
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