Teofimo Lopez Warns Junior Welterweight Division About ‘The Takeover’
The Takeover 2.0 is set to be official within 10 days.
Former unified and lineal lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez (16-1, 12 KOs) will be making his junior welterweight debut.
The 25-year-old will lock horns against Mexican veteran Pedro Campa (34-1-1, 23 KOs) on Saturday, August 13. Lopez will be competing for the first time since losing to George Kambosos Jr. last November, which took him away from the top of the lightweight heap.
“The Takeover is back!” Lopez said. “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.”
“Every person goes through challenges, but I’ve 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 I’ve lost. One defeat does not define a fighter, and it won’t define me.”
“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.”