WBO gentle welterweight champion Josh Taylor and hometown fighter Teofimo Lopez will battle it out tonight. The time of the battle card is at 10:00 p.m. ET, watch the whole occasion LIVE on ESPN+ from the Hula Theater at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York. This battle will present whether or not the previous unified light-weight champion Teofimo (18-1, 13 KOs) is reduce out for the 140-lb division.
Boxing 247 will likely be giving dwell updates & outcomes beneath.
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Undefeated featherweight phenom Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington (8-0, 5 KOs) placed on a masterclass efficiency, battering Luis Porozo (16-7, 9 KOs) till the battle was stopped within the eighth The time was at 2:17.
Undefeated light-weight Henry Lebron (18-0, 10 KOs) beat Carlos Ramos (17-3, 10 KOs) by a ten spherical unanimous determination. Lebron flattened Ramos in rounds eight and ten to cement his victory by the scores 97-91, 98-90, and 98-90.
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“He can say no matter he desires. Possibly that’s what obtained him to signal on the dotted line, and I believe that’s why he took the battle. He thinks I’m in a mentally fragile state proper now. So he desires to capitalize on it now. That’s good, superb,” mentioned Teofimo Lopez to Behind The Gloves about Josh Taylor.
“I’m very comfortable [that Taylor didn’t move up to 147]. This man beat everybody within the 140-lb division. So beating him is one other addition to my accolades. So this man, in my eyes, remains to be undisputed. He solely relinquished his belts, however nobody has taken it from him.
“So beating this man. No, no vulnerability right here. I believe I needed to indicate you guys a little bit of my inside. That’s who I’m. I normally do it within the locker rooms, however this time round, I needed to precise what I needed to precise.
“I knew thee digital camera was on me. In fact, I’m going to precise what I really feel. I’ve no filter in that.
“Good for him,” mentioned Teofimo when advised that Taylor mentioned he didn’t examine him. “Most positively. He’s speaking about decapitating. I don’t assume he can try this with a punch. Killing a man, you probably can.
“I believe mine is a little more vulgar. It’s nice. It’s two guys that don’t like one another who’re going to go on the market and placed on a present for the followers and for everybody that loves the game of boxing nonetheless
“I can’t beat all people within the business of the game of boxing, however I certain as hell can beat the man they put in entrance of me. That’s actually what I’m wanting ahead to.
“It’s going to be exhausting for us to be buddies once I say I’m going to kill the person,” mentioned Teofimo.