Abraham Lopez to fight Jorge Diaz, aims for world title in 2016

Phil Jay 29/07/2015

Undefeated featherweight contender Abraham Lopez returns to the fold next week fresh from his crushing with over Alfred Tetteh at Fantasy Springs in May.

The 27 year-old took his impressive record to 18-0-1 when knocking out the Ghanaian in five rounds with a bruising body shot and says being back in action so soon will help him in his bid to fight for a world title in the coming months.

“It feels great to get back to work and I’ve been training hard trying some new strength and conditioning methods,” Lopez told World Boxing News.

“My work in the gym has me feeling great so I’m excited to get back in the ring and see the results since May.

“I think the Tetteh win is definitely up there among my career best and it’s a win that brought a lot of buzz when you see a knockout punch to the body like that.

“Hopefully more wins that and by the beginning of next year I will be fighting for a world title.”

Asked whether he has any targets for the new year as he edges towards his ultimate goal, Lopez replied: “I want to face the best fighters out there in my division. As I said, looking for a world title shot is the goal. Whoever I have to beat to get there, I‘m ready.

“My camp is going great and I’ve been training almost four times a day working on many of the same things that helped me get my last win.

“I’ve been working on establishing myself as an aggressor and of course on keeping up the work to the body which is one of my biggest strengths,” he added.

Jorge Diaz (18-3-1) of New Jersey has recently been confirmed in the opposite corner to Lopez as the Californian stars on top billing of the latest edition of Golden Boy’s LA Fight Club on Thursday August 6th.

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