Undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez is plotting an immediate jump to 140lbs should he come through his bout with IBF No.1 contender George Kambosos in New York on October 4.
That move would put the Honduran-American on a collision course with undisputed super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor who, like Lopez, is promoted by Top Rank.
“I did everything at 135, became undisputed,” Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) told ESPN. “Now it’s about going to 140, becoming undisputed at 140, God willing, and just continue on.”
Having unified the lightweight belts against Ukrainian maestro Vasiliy Lomachenko in October 2020, Lopez says he has no interest in going over old ground in a rematch.
“There’s no point in fighting Lomachenko [again],” said Lopez. “I think that moving forward. That’s all it is, keep moving forward.
“Everything happened for its reasons. That’s really it. That’s I beat the man that everybody said was the man. When the going went tough, he backed off. So now it’s all about staying forward on it.”
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