Teofimo Lopez Gives Timeline for His Next Fight – Reveals Potential Opponents

January 11, 2021 4:53 pm

Lightweight king Teofimo Lopez had a sensational 2020. Now, he has given an update on his return to the ring. Furthermore, the undefeated champion also explained the situation with his potential opponents.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: Teofimo Lopez Jr celebrates after defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko (not pictured) in their Lightweight World Title bout at MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

This comes after news broke that the IBF has ordered a mandatory fight between Lopez and Kambosos Jr. Despite this being his mandatory, it is not a given that the fight would be his next. Therefore, the American boxer took to the airwaves.

Speaking on an Instagram live-stream that has since been uploaded to ESNEWS on YouTube, Lopez gave his update. “Y’all wanted to hear, the end of April, beginning of May, is my fight date, well my fight month. Against who? We’re in the works of it,” said Lopez.

He then revealed which two fighters they are considering. “We’re going to throw contracts at Devin, we’re going to throw contracts at Kambosos. Whatever we get back with, as long as we find a medium, we all agree on the terms, then that’s the fight.”

Therefore, this comment showed that it’s not yet a done-deal.

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Teofimo Lopez says everything is falling into place.

The ‘Takeover’ also spoke about how the events are taking their course in the right way. He referenced Haney’s comments on his potential return and said, “They all gonna know. Why you think Devin said April? Everything’s already falling into place, ladies and gents.”

Lopez then called for fans and followers to be patient until there is confirmation.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Devin Haney(red and white trunks) celebrates with his coach after beating Zaur Abdullaev(Red and black trunks) by doctor stoppage for The WBC Interim Lightweight Championship at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on September 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)

Lopez’s return in April-May is a little later than what one would expect. However, it is because of the injury he suffered in the Lomachenko fight that has kept him out this long. Nonetheless, it may have helped match timelines with Devin Haney. Who do you think Teofimo Lopez will fight next?

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Leonardo Carvalho

Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports. The latter is a discipline in which he holds a level 3 certification from the British Council's Premier Skills. He has covered some of the biggest boxing stories over the last year. These include Mike Tyson's comeback and Teofimo Lopez's ascent to the pinnacle of the lightweight division. This boxing enthusiast's tryst with the sport began when his favorite puncher, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Wladimir Klitschko to become the heavyweight champion. While he still admires 'AJ', he has developed a deep admiration for 'Sweethands' Caleb Plant. Besides his professional pursuits, Leonardo is an avid musician who is proficient with the guitar and the ukulele.

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