Teofimo Lopez Defeats Pedro Campa in Vegas

By william Fiifi Sey

Teofimo Lopez, the former lightweight king, is now a junior welterweight force to be reckoned with. Lopez knocked out Pedro Campa in the seventh round Saturday evening in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,553 at Resorts World Las Vegas.

Lopez shook off the ring rust in his first fight since losing the lightweight title to George Kambosos Jr. Campa (34-2-1, 23 KOs) weathered the early storm, but in the seventh, lightning struck in the form of a left-right combination. Campa rose to his fight, but Lopez connected on more than a half-dozen power shots to end the fight in conclusive fashion.

Lopez said, “I was at 135 pounds for nine years. It was killing my body, since I was a teenage kid, man. We want Josh Taylor. We want these guys. We want {Regis} Prograis. We want {Jose} Zepeda. We want all the belts. We want to become two-time undisputed champion.”

There was another interested observer ringside, Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Ryan Garcia. Lopez wants the biggest challenges and has no issue with a Garcia super fight.

“If Josh Taylor is too busy with his wedding and there’s nobody else around because the WBA belt is taken and the WBC is going to be fought with Zepeda and Prograis, then so fuc*ng be it,” Lopez said



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