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Teofimo Lopez Hopes Josh Taylor Beats Ramirez, Wants To Face Him

IBF, WBC Franchise, WBA, WBO lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez is already eyeing a potential showdown with the WBA, IBF champion at 140-pounds, Josh Taylor.

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Taylor is being lined up for a full division unification with WBC, WBO champion Jose Ramirez.

Lopez is hoping Taylor will win - and then the two of them can face each other in the ring.

"They got to make that happen. Absolutely. I would love to do that fight in the UK. The main guy I do want to win from that fight is Josh Taylor. It'll go to show everyone that we talk a lot, but we back it up," Lopez told BBC Radio.

Lopez raised his profile in the sport in 2020 - when he pulled off a shocker in winning a twelve round unanimous decision win over one of the top fighters in the sport, Vasiliy Lomachenko, last October at the MGM Grand's Conference Center in Las Vegas.

The unbeaten boxer says there is no question that he came away with the rightful victory.

"We beat him fair and square, we beat him clearly," said Lopez.

"Had this fight been a split decision, then yes, we could talk about something but this turned out to be a unanimous decision for a reason. We outboxed the boxer, we beat the boxer, now it's on to bigger and better things."

Lopez has a mandatory defense at his feet from the IBF, with unbeaten George Kambosos on deck. That fight will happen in the next few months when the COVID-19 restrictions ease up a bit.

In the future, Lopez will look to conquer the junior welterweight limit of 140 and then eventually he wants to take aim at the welterweight division.

"We are resisting my full potential, because we want to make these other fights happen. At 140, you guys will see my full potential. At 147, you will see a lot more," Lopez said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 01-14-2021

[QUOTE=Mario g;21018111]Floyd is a fraud , always has been fighting B/ C level boxers and is the only boxer that gets points for running. He left a big chit stain on boxing. Floyd will never fight a legit contender cause…

Comment by Mario g on 01-14-2021

[QUOTE=fourtheboys96;21016884]I dont know. Lopez seems to have a problem with lenghty opponents where he needs to extend himself to land.[/QUOTE] On fight night Teo weighed about 150/160! Aganist a small Loma who weighed way less. I think @,135 Lomas has…

Comment by Mario g on 01-14-2021

[QUOTE=jackblack008;21016708]haha. whooped that fraud p4p.. Themedia hyped him too much and at one point they started saying he is 3X better than Floyd Mayweather. LOL[/QUOTE] Floyd is a fraud , always has been fighting B/ C level boxers and is…

Comment by Bain01D on 01-14-2021

[QUOTE=Drigo;21017126]Ramirez vs Taylor is 50/50 fight and Ramirez has edge in decision if the fight will be in US. if Taylor win and face Lopez in UK, Lopez need KO to win...[/QUOTE] Not at all! UK the the most fair…

Comment by Jab jab boom on 01-14-2021

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;21017519]Behave yourself. You've obviously been watching boxing for about 2 weeks. Times have changed and true champs like Teo know the seat of power in the world of boxing now resides in Britain. It's about the truth and Teo…

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