Teofimo Lopez: I Feel Like a Champ, I’m Just Missing a World Title

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Tonight, boxing’s hottest star, undefeated lightweight Teofimo Lopez (11-0, 9 KOs) continues his “Takeover” when he takes on former two-time world title challenger Diego Magdaleno (31-2, 13 KOs) in a ten-round lightweight bout at  Ford Center at the Star, the practice home of the Dallas Cowboys in Frisco, Texas.

The fight, which is for the USBA, NABA and NABF Lightweight titles, will air live on ESPN+ at midnight E.T.  and will precede that highly anticipated WBO Light heavyweight Title rematch between Eleider Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev.

Lopez of Brooklyn, NY was the ESPN 2018 Prospect of the Year, has built his lofty reputation with explosive knockout victories over the likes of Vitor Jones Freitas, William Silva and Mason Menard, Those three had a combined record of 73-5.  Lopez now looks to take the next progressive step up the ladder as he fights the battle-tested Magdaleno.

Lopez weighed 134.8 lbs, while Magdaleno was 134.7 lbs.

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“I’m taking over the show, and it’s with all due respect to these fighters out here. What we came out to do, and what we plan to do, is take over and exceed everybody’s expectations. People are talking very highly of me, so I have to back it up. I’m used to it through my father, who is my coach, who talks very highly of me already. Come Saturday night, you will see something bigger and better. As the opponents get tougher, we’re going to get better,” Lopez said.

“I believe the fight with Mason Menard on Dec. 8 (a 44-second KO) proved to everyone at that point that we are contenders. To me, I already feel like I’m a world champion. To me, the only thing {missing} is a world title.”




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