Teofimo Lopez Punishes Pedro Campa In Seven Rounds

Former lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez (17-1, 13 KOs) successfully stops Pedro Campa (34-1, 23 KOs) in the seventh round of the scheduled ten rounds to clinch the WBO Int’l and NABF titles.

His match against Campa came at the expense of a disappointing loss against George Kambosos two days before Thanksgiving. As a junior welterweight, he had to start his journey as a two-division world champion against Campa.

Lopez started off his fight against Campa on the front foot. He continued to pump the jabs at different body parts with the occasional right hand. When Campa tried to attack, his shots didn’t have much thrust.

Once Lopez knew that Campa couldn’t hurt him, he started dancing around the ring to let his opponent know that he ain’t getting hurt by him. After the fifth round when he started dominating, the 25-year-old took control and attacked Campa’s left eye.

By the time the seventh and the conclusive round came, Campa’s resistance had almost extinguished and Lopez took advantage. Even though Campa got back on his feet, it was only a mere consolation as Lopez unloaded with baggage of punches before the referee interrupted and waved the fight off.

“Being at 135 was killing my body,” Lopez said in his post-fight interview. “I just turned 25, and we want Josh Taylor. We want all these guys. We want (Regis) Prograis. We want (Jose) Zepeda. We want all the belts. That’s really who we want. We want to become a two-time world champion.”

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