Boxing pros react to Teofimo Lopez’s comeback win, Devin Haney and Regis Prograis not that impressed. Here’s Teófimo López vs Pedro campa.

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Teófimo Andrés López Rivera is an American professional boxer. He is a former unified lightweight world champion, having held the IBF title from 2019 to November 2021, and the WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring magazine titles from October 2020 until November 2021.

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Real name Teófimo Andrés López Rivera
   Nickname(s)    The Takeover
El Brooklyn
Weight(s) Lightweight
Light welterweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Reach 68+12 in (174 cm)
Born July 30, 1997 (age 25)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

As an amateur, he represented Honduras at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

As of June 2022, López is ranked as the world’s Third best active lightweight by The Ring magazine and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, Fourth by BoxRec and fifth by ESPN.

López signed with Top Rank in October 2016, and made his debut on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas fight in November of the same year.

Teófimo López vs Pedro campa 

The junior welterweight division gets the spotlight Saturday evening on ESPN and ESPN+. Teofimo Lopez makes his return to boxing after an upset loss last year and is headed up in weight as he faces Pedro Campa in Las Vegas.

Lopez last fought in November, losing an upset split decision to George Kambosos, Jr. it cost him the Ring Magazine and three sanctioning body titles at lightweight and has led to a bit of a reset for him.

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He decided to move up to junior welterweight and now faces a hand-picked opponent in Campa.

Campa is 34-1-1 but has been a fairly low key fighter in the division. He won’t necessarily be someone Lopez can just walk over, but he was picked in part so Lopez can look good in his first fight at junior welterweight.

Lopez is a heavy favorite in this bout at DraftKings Sportsbook. He’s installed at -2500 to win while Campa is +950.

The favored fight outcome is Lopez by stoppage at -330, followed by Lopez via decision at +270. Campa by stoppage is +1400 and Campa by decision is +2500.

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One of the top boxers in the world today is set to make his return to the ring. Teofimo Lopez is back in action on Aug. 13 against Pedro Campa at Resorts World Casino in Las Vegas.

Lopez, a former WBA, (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight champion, is competing for the first time since November 2021.

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He beat the mighty Vasiliy Lomachenko to win the titles. After losing the belts against George Kambosos Jr., Lopez took a step back to regroup. Now, he will be competing in the 140-pound division. It is an opportunity for the 25-year-old to shine in a new domain.

He has big plans for that division. 

“I bring the excitement for the 140 division. Who else is? Whether [Ryan] Garcia or anybody else that comes up they have to come see me at 140,” Lopez stated on The Good Fight with Kate Abdo, via Boxing Scene. “That’s me taking over that division.

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López’s first defense of his unified lightweight championship had been scheduled for June 5, 2021 against undefeated contender George Kambosos Jr, before being delayed multiple times due to complications involving López testing positive for COVID-19, and disputes over the venue of the fight.

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                  Boxing record                    
Total fights 18
Wins 17
Wins by KO 13
Losses 1

The fight had gone to purse bids which was won by Triller with a winning bid of over US$6 million, leading to a fallout between López and Bob Arum, head promoter at Top Rank.

On October 6, it transpired that the IBF had found Triller in default of its contract obligation to stage the fight, and that its rights would be awarded to the second highest bidder, Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom, meaning that the fight will be shown live exclusively on the streaming service DAZN.

Despite Kambosos entering the bout as a 13 to 1 pre-fight betting underdog, he knocked down the champion in the first round of the fight. Despite returning the favor by knocking down Kambosos in the tenth round, López ultimately lost the bout via split decision.

One judge scored the bout 114–113 to López, while the other two judges scored it 115–112 and 115–111 for Kambosos Jr.

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