Unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez seems to have the world at his feet following his monumental upset of Vasiliy Lomachenko in October.
Should he stick around at 135lbs, the Honduran-American hotshot has numerous options for his first defence with the lightweight ranks amongst the most talent-laden in the sport of boxing.
Lopez, 23, fancies a move to 140lbs but all those belts are tied up until unified champions Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez settle their business in 2021. So a lightweight defence appears the next logical move for Lopez.
Promoter Bob Arum is currently mulling over options for Lopez’s next fight in early 2021, but says no opponent is set in stone just yet.
“Well, I don’t know. He has a mandatory with this Australian kid George Kambosos. If Ryan Garcia beats Campbell that would be a great fight to make,” Arum told Fighthype.com’s Sean Zittel.
“[Gervonta] ‘Tank’ Davis is a possibility if Davis wants to go to 135. Those are the major fights that he would do. [Lopez] only wants major fights. He doesn’t want to screw around.”
Initial talks have already taken place regarding Lopez facing Kambosos in Australia where the nation’s effective handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic means a large crowd could be in attendance.
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