Mark Kriegel from ESPN has reported that the Taylor-Lopez match will take place either at Madison Square Garden or the Hula Theater.
Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez have agreed to a deal for Taylor's WBO junior welterweight title on June 10 in New York, sources told ESPN.
The fight will be broadcasted on ESPN/ESPN+.
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The undefeated Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) has his WBO light welterweight belt at stake, while Lopez (18-1, 13 KOs) seeks to make his mark in the 140 lb division.
This match is of huge significance for Lopez, with serious question marks over his performances of late.
So much so that after the Martin fight, he could be heard saying: ‘Do I still have it, man,’ much to the bemusement of boxing fans. But by fighting in his hometown, Lopez has an opportunity to set things right.
Meanwhile, Taylor is relatively obscure in the United States, especially after his subpar showing against Jack Catterall. Numerous boxing aficionados believed that Taylor was second best.
The two were expecting to fight a rematch, but when a financially attractive match with Teofimo was offered, Taylor decided to go with it, much to Catterall’s dismay.
So with both fighters having something to prove there is plenty at stake.