Teofimo Lopez will look to continue his rise up the welterweight rankings against Sandor Martin this weekend.
“The Takeover” had his first fight at 140 pounds in August when he got rid of Pedro Campa, and the 25-year-old wants to see Martin and set up a matchup with Josh Taylor or Jack Catterall.
But his opponent is on the rise and has won his last 11 fights, including beating Jose Felix in April.
The Spaniard is also the reigning European lightweight and will pose a threat to Lopez.
This fight also serves as the WBC junior welterweight title eliminator.
Lopez vs. Martin: Date and start time
The ten-round title elimination is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 10.
The fight will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, with ringside scheduled for around 4am UK time on Sunday morning.
Lopez vs Martin: TV Channel and Live Stream
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Lopez vs. Martin: Undercard
SUBJECT TO CHANGES
- MAIN EVENT: Teofimo Lopez vs. Sandor Martin – for WBC junior welterweight title eliminator
- Jared Anderson vs. Jerry Forrest
- Xander Zayas vs. Alexis Salazar
- Keyshawn Davis vs. Juan Carlos Burgos
- Tiger Johnson vs. Mike O’Han Jr.
- Joe Ward vs Frederic Julan
- Damian Knyba vs. Emilio Salas
- Bruce Carrington vs. Juan Tapia
- Jahi Tucker vs. Ivan Pandzic
Lopez vs Martin: What was said?
Teofimo Lopez is intrigued by his upcoming fight and is delighted that Martin has replaced Jose Pedraza.
He said: “I was very excited, more intrigued by this fight.
“We don’t neglect any fighter. Pedraza, he certainly has his own resume, but things happen and I’m happy the way it turned out – for my career and for everyone else.
“Everybody’s talking about this fight, the WBC actually declared it an eliminator, and look at it now, we’re getting it sooner. Christmas came early for everyone here.
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