Teofimo Lopez Ready To Conquer 140-Pound Division
The Takeover 2.0 is 10 days away. Teofimo Lopez (16-1, 12
KOs), the former unified and lineal lightweight champion,
will make his junior welterweight debut against Mexican
veteran Pedro Campa (34-1-1, 23 KOs) on Saturday, Aug. 13,
at the Resorts World Event Center at Resorts World Las
Lopez is back following last November's split decision
shocker to George Kambosos Jr., which knocked him from the
top of the lightweight heap. The Brooklyn native is training
in New Jersey for Campa, a 30-year-old puncher who is
unbeaten in eight fights dating back to 2017.
Following a recent training session, this is what Lopez had
to say about his ESPN-televised return.
"The Takeover is back! I took over the lightweight division,
and I plan on doing the same at junior welterweight. Pedro
Campa is a tough opponent with an aggressive Mexican style,
and I can't wait to put on a show for the fans."
ďEvery person goes through challenges, but Iíve put the past
behind me and am thrilled to be back fighting on ESPN and in
Las Vegas. I am calling this fight the 'Take Back' because I
am coming to regain what Iíve lost. One defeat does not
define a fighter, and it wonít define me.Ē
"I had been fighting at lightweight since I was a teenager,
and it was time to move up. I am going to be an even better,
more explosive fighter. You will see that on August 13."
"I am only 25 years old. My best years are in front of me.
Pedro Campa is the start of a new chapter in my career. I
will be a two-weight world champion very soon. Every
contender and champion at junior welterweight better watch
out because I am coming to clean out the division."