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Teofimo Lopez promises to clean out super-lightweight division

Teofimo Lopez is hoping to claim all four titles at super-lightweight, having almost done the same in the weight class below.

The Takeover 2.0 is just days away. Lopez [16-1, 12 KOs], the former unified and lineal lightweight champion, will make his junior welterweight debut against Mexican veteran Pedro Campa [34-1-1, 23 KOs].

The fight occurs on Saturday, August 13, at the Resorts World Event Center at Resorts World Las Vegas.

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Teofimo Lopez

Lopez is back following last November’s split decision shocker to George Kambosos Jr. The loss knocked him from the top of the lightweight heap.

The Brooklyn native is training in New Jersey for Campa, a 30-year-old puncher who is unbeaten in eight fights dating back to 2017.

This is what Lopez had to say after a recent training session about his ESPN-televised return.

“The Takeover is back! I took over the lightweight division. I plan on doing the same at junior welterweight,” said Lopez, the WBN Fighter of the Year for 2020.

Pedro Campa

“Pedro Campa is a tough opponent with an aggressive Mexican style. I can’t wait to put on a show for the fans.”

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“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. It won’t define me.”

“I had been fighting at lightweight since I was a teenager, and it was time to move up.

The best is yet to come

“I am going to be an even better, more explosive fighter. You will see that on August 13.”

“I am only 25 years old. My best years are in front of me. Pedro Campa is the start of a new chapter in my career.

“I will be a two-weight world champion very soon. Every contender and champion at junior welterweight better watch out because I am coming to clean out the division.”

Promoted by Top Rank, tickets starting at $40 are on sale now and can be purchased at Etix.com.

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