Lopez Understands Gravity Of Fighting Commey

Inside Madison Square Garden Teofimo Lopez looks to prove himself against Richard Commey as they battle for the vacant IBF lightweight champion.

“This is it,” Lopez told BoxingScene.com. “I know it’s big. This fight right here changes everything. And I know that.”

Lopez has been searching for focus the past few fights and has not only moved his training camp to Flemington New Jersey as well as adding Joey Gamache to his training team lead by Teofimo Lopez Sr.

“I’ve been pushing myself more than I usually do,” Lopez said. “I’m getting in the work I need to get. After sparring, I would usually do my sit-ups and that would be it. I’m doing so much more after sparring. I’m just pushing myself to that limit. I know these are the championship-caliber fights I’m gonna be into. I’m gonna be the first Honduran champion and bring back the belt to all of Central America. So, this is a real big fight, man.

“It’s a huge opportunity for me and what better way to end the year, but on Heisman Trophy night, on ESPN, the best platform out there. I think overall, man, it’s gonna be a hell of a night. After this fight, we’re on to, hopefully, the Lomachenko fight in early 2020. So, you know, we finish [2019] with a bang and we start [2020] off with a boom.”

Report: Boxing Scene

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