Teofimo Lopez is Cleared for December 8th Return

By Steve Kim

During his highly impressive dismantling of William Silva on July 14th in New Orleans, Teofimo Lopez suffered an injury to his right hand. It kept him from returning the ring in September and today he was given the green light to resume his training.

Lopez (10-0, 8 KO's) told on Monday afternoon - "I just got cleared by Dr. Shin, himself, I will be training full blast today if I want to. My right hand is good to go. He told me that I'm looking healthy and there's nothing wrong, my recovery is only two months but it looks it's been three months and that everything is healed, I'm ready to go."

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The plan is for Lopez to return on December 8th in New York on a card that will be televised by Top Rank.

Lopez, who has a particular passion for the sport was anxious to get back to work in the gym,

"I was still running here and there but boxing wise, yeah, I was itching for it and yeah, I'm happy now," he admitted. "It's a great week to start, it's Monday and we have a whole week to start training fresh. I was antsy, I'm not going to lie. But now we're back, we're back in business."

As for who he'd like to face in his return, Lopez stated - "The best available opponent, absolutely. I definitely want it to be a title eliminator. I was thinking why not - if they move (Vasyl) Lomachenko to the December 8th card - a Ray Beltran fight?

"But we'll see what happens, we got the matchmakers, Brad Goodman and Bruce Trampler, they know what they're doing and so does Top Rank. They know what they're doing with me. I know for a fact Bob Arum told me himself we would be opening on ESPN at Madison Square Garden, December 8th."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bronx2245 on 09-18-2018

Great news! This kid is the real deal! Would love to see Tank vs. Teofimo @ 135!

Comment by ceylon mooney on 09-17-2018

[QUOTE=slimPickings;19113942]In a sport full of fights who are hyped to the high heavens, this kid is legit. As willing and as talented as he is, I still hope he is not rushed.[/QUOTE] he seems to be movin pretty fast. i…

Comment by 1hourRun on 09-17-2018

[IMG][/IMG] December is looking real straight!

Comment by The3 on 09-17-2018

Lozada Torres the man the beat Felix Verdejo should be next , and his mother like that idea since she clike like on twitter

Comment by slimPickings on 09-17-2018

In a sport full of fights who are hyped to the high heavens, this kid is legit. As willing and as talented as he is, I still hope he is not rushed.

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