Teofimo Lopez is Likely To Return To Action in December

By Ryan Burton

Blue chip lightweight prospect Teofimo Lopez (10-0) made the most of his showcase fight when he stopped Willian Silva (25-2) in 6 rounds on July 14th. 

The fight served as the chief supporting bout to the Regis Prograis-Juan Jose Velasco ESPN televised main event. Silva's only other loss was a decision loss to Felix Verdejo.

The victory was Lopez's third of the year and the 2016 Olympian appeared to be on the fast track to a world title.

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However, there was a bit of bad news though as Lopez suffered a fracture in his right hand during the fight that required surgery.

"We saw what I was doing. I broke his nose in the first round before I hurt my hand and now I am working more with my left hand so my left hand is going to be even stronger," said Lopez.

The soon be 21-year-old had his surgery performed by Dr. Steven Shin in Los Angeles and promises that he will come back stronger than ever.

“They said that I can start using my right hand again in October and that I can get back in the ring in late November or December. I believe that I will be back in the ring in December at Madison Square Garden," Lopez told

Even thought he only has 10 professional fights under his belt, Lopez is targeting a world title shot in 2019.  His promoter Top Rank currently promoter two of the division's titleholders - Vasyl Lomachenko and Ray Beltran. 

Lomachenko who holds the WBA title and is planning to return to the ring in December and Beltran who has the WBO title and faces Jose Pedraza on August 25th in Phoenix.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Catrin on 07-23-2018

[QUOTE=Sosay;18962060]He takes R.Garcias soul, right now![/QUOTE] The only thing he be taking from Ryan is a picture maybe even a selfie with him! Teofimo looked embarrass by his dad barking the way he was... lets face it RG is making…

Comment by Catrin on 07-23-2018

[QUOTE=indelible;18961509]Karma gonna come bite this guy in the ass after the way he, his dad and rollies acted Saturday night after the Munguia and Smith fight. His dad calling a 19-year-old kid a disgrace in boxing and yo jump that…

Comment by satiev1 on 07-23-2018

He'll fight another bum.

Comment by Sosay on 07-23-2018

He takes R.Garcias soul, right now!

Comment by indelible on 07-23-2018

[QUOTE=Boxingfanatic75;18961629]Have a link to what happened?[/QUOTE]

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