Developing Saturday night time in Las Vegas, former unified light-weight world champ Teofimo Lopez returns to the ring after struggling his first defeat and dropping his belts to George Kambosos final November. And, the fighter who was often called “the Takeover” now needs to be often called “the Takeback” for getting again heading in the right direction.
The Brooklyn born Lopez boasts a 16-1, 12 KOs file getting into Saturday night’s Top Rank Boxing/ESPN main event towards veteran Pedro Campa (34-1-1) of Mexico in a scheduled 10 rounder.
And the fighters met with the media Thursday afternoon,
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For his half, Lopez made clear to the media that he expects Campa to face and slug with him. And, “the Takeback” is prepared for it,
“This man is in entrance of me to cease my goals and cease all the pieces that we’re capturing for. Each time I am going on the market within the ring, I’m risking all the pieces. I’m risking my life. We double down, each time. In the case of me, it’s simply me versus me, nobody else. I thank God for that. He’s at all times in my nook.”
“My first loss? It was really my 21st loss if we rely the amateurs as properly. So, I at all times bounce again. I’m at all times that sort of individual. Step one to success is failure. Saturday night time there can be lots of people tuning in.”
“Campa has that Mexican model of boxing. He’s going to be aggressive. That is going to be an all-out warfare. That is going to be a combat. And I’m very enthusiastic about that. I like competitors.”
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Lopez, had been on a roll till 2021. This after defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko by unanimous decision for the WBA/IBF/WBO belts in October 2020. However, his lengthy delayed bout with Kambosos as a consequence of promoter troubles adopted by Lopez contracting Covid 19 and having to cease coaching final Summer season led to the November showdown.
That’s the place the Australian bought off the canvas late within the bout earlier than outfighting him within the eleventh and twelfth rounds to get the choice win.
So, Lopez is now again and at 140 lb. for this match up with Campa and we’ll see if the time away and the bigger weight fits him in his return.