How many titles has Teofimo Lopez won and what is his professional record?
The American fighter is facing Josh Taylor on Saturday in New York in a fight where he will try to capture the super lightweight belt.
Teofimo Lopez and Josh Taylor will go to war in one of the most exciting fights of the year.
The Scottish fighter will be looking to defend his WBO super lightweight belt after an unconvincing performance against Jack Catterall last year. Lopez will also want to prove a point by handling Taylor his first loss as a professional after a controversial fight against Sandor Martin last year.
Against the Spanish boxer, Teofimo was awarded a split decision win by the judges, but many felt the Barcelona native had done enough to grind out the victory.
The Takeover is aware he will face one of the biggest tests of his career on Saturday, but he’s confident his skills will lead him to victory.
Former unified lightweight champion
Lopez has been recently criticized for not showing his best level in his last fights and that inconsistency has made him the underdog going into the fight against The Tartan Tornado.
However, Lopez expects to have a renaissance in this clash that would bring him back to the main boxing focus he was used to a few fights before.
With a record of 18-1, he is a former unified lightweight world champion, having held the International Boxing Federation (IBF) title from 2019 to 2021, and the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO), and The Ring magazine titles from 2020 until 2021.
He became the undisputed champion by pulling off the upset against Vasiliy Lomachenko via unanimous decision in October 2020. He suffered his only defeat against George Kambosos Jr. one year later, losing all the belts to the Australian.