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Teofimo Lopez returns with victory over Pedro Campa with Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall on his radar | Boxing News | NEWSRUX

Teofimo Lopez made a successful return to the ring as he stopped Pedro Campa within the seventh spherical at Resorts World Occasions Heart in Las Vegas.

Lopez, 25, was making his debut as a super-lightweight in his first battle since struggling the one lack of his profession when he was crushed by George Kambosos Jr final November, which noticed the Australian snatch the WBA (Tremendous), IBF and WBO light-weight belts he would later relinquish to Devin Haney in June.

Moments after placing Campa on the canvas firstly of the seventh, Lopez (17-1, 13 KOs) obliterated his outmatched opponent with a flurry of punches, prompting referee Tony Weeks to cease the battle on the 2:14 mark. Mexican Campa dropped to 34-2-1.

Teofimo Lopez lands a right to Pedro Campa
Lopez lands a proper to Campa’s chin

“I’m grateful for this, I’ve returned,” Lopez mentioned. “I started working a bit of bit extra on some issues, however general it was good.

“It has been some time. There was loads on my thoughts. I almost nearly died [in] the final battle, in order that was weighing on my thoughts, I needed to clear it out.

“Getting into there, I am not afraid to die, however the very last thing I wish to do is just not have my son have a father.”

Teofimo Lopez, right, celebrates with his dad Teofimo Lopez Sr. after defeating Pedro Campa
Teofimo Lopez celebrates his win along with his dad Teofimo Lopez Sr

American Lopez, nicknamed ‘The Takeover’, spoke about the opportunity of taking up both Josh Taylor or Jack Catterall within the UK earlier than the battle, whereas his transfer as much as 140lbs has coincided with that of Ryan Garcia.

He mentioned: “I do not care who it’s. It could possibly be Ryan Garcia, Taylor, Catterall, I do not care, I wish to be on the O2 Enviornment. I do know I’ve a lot love over there and I simply must be over there and embrace that surroundings and benefit from the vitality since you guys are diehard boxing followers.”

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