It’s time! It’s fight week! The fight you don’t want to miss goes down this weekend! Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lope, twelve-round title contest is being staged from the Hulu Theater at MSG this Saturday, June 10, 2023.
Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez
The 32-year-old, ‘Tartan Tornado’, Josh Taylor (19-0-0, 19 KOs) will be taking on the 25-year-old Teofimo ‘The Takeover’ Lopez (18-2-0, 13 KOs) for his WBO Welterweight Championship and Ring Title, Live for you via Top Rank Boxing on ESPN+. Previously, Taylor held the unified WBA (super), WBC and IBF titles between 2019 and 2022, unifying all four major titles in the division, becoming only the sixth boxer to accomplish that task.
Taylor, the undefeated southpaw from Scotland intends to defend his Titles. The former and current undisputed world champion won his first title after defeating the then current world champ, Ovam Baranchyk for the IBF super lightweight title on May 18, 2019. Not to mention the fact he has an extra year under his belt aggressively boxing professionally, and a slight reach advantage over Teo.
Lopez, the kid from America, who made a name for himself back in 2020 by defeating two-time Olympic gold medalist and multiple world champion, Vasily Lomachenko, via a unanimous decision victory, became the first challenger to defeat Vasily in over six years. He is a former champion himself, who has yet to have been knocked out.
Teo also won his first title defeating the then world champion, Richard Commey, for the IBG lightweight championship back on December 14, 2019. He wields a smashing blow with heavy hands and has the age advantage over Taylor, being seven years younger than his foe; not to mention the fact that Taylor hasn’t fought now in 469 days.
Xander Zayas vs. Ronald Cruz serves as our prelude to the big show in a Junior Middleweight Showdown. The undisputed Puerto Rican, Zayas (15-0-0, 10 KOs), is fighting out of Florida with a natural born instinct that got him signed on with Top Rank Boxing when he was still in high school. Ron ‘Diablo’ Cruz (18-2-1), former WBC Latin American champ, has been training with the Brickhouse Boxing Club for his world stage debut, stating “no more running, once that bell rings it’s just me and him… If you know me, you know I worked my whole life for this moment.”
Other notable bouts on the card
Several remarkable match-ups are to be showcased on the MSG (Madison Square Garden) card featuring Henry Lebron (17-0-0) vs. Carlos Ramos (17-2-0), Robson Conceição (17-2-0) vs. Nicolas Polanco (20-4-1), and Jamain Ortiz (16-1-1) vs. Humberto Galindo (14-3-1).
Start time and date
Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez airs Saturday, June 10, 2023, on ESPN+ at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m.. Ring walks for the main event are expected at around 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. These times are subject to change depending on the length of the scheduled undercard bouts on the card.
Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez is available to stream on the ESPN App. Buy the Top Rank Disney Bundle Trio Basic (with ads) for a mere $12.99 in the US. The bundle is a good deal, giving you Disney+ (with ads), Hulu (with ads), and ESPN+ (with ads). In the UK you can get all the glorious face-punching action on BT Sports.
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Where to stream
Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez will be carried by ESPN+.
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Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez full fight card
|DIVISION||ROUNDS||FIGHTER # 1||FIGHTER # 2||NOTES|
|12 x 3||Josh Taylor|
|10 x 3||Xander Zayas|
|10 x 3||Henry Lebron|
|10 x 3||Jamaine Ortiz|
|10 x 3||Robson Conceição|
|8 x 3||Omar Rosario|
|Jan Carlos Rivera|
|8 x 3||Damian Knyba|
|8 x 3||Bruce Carrington|
Tale of the Tape
‘The Tartan Tornado’
|FIGHTING OUT OF||Haddington, Scotland, UK||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|GYM||Lochend Boxing Club||City Athletic Boxing|
|PRO RECORD AT FIGHT||19-0-0 (19 KOs)||18-1-0 (13 KOs)|
|PRO CAREER LENGTH||7 Years||6 Years|
|LAST FIVE FIGHTS||W W W W W||W W L W W|
|BETTING ODDS||-165 (Slight Favorite)||+135 (Slight Underdog)|
|TITLE||WBO, The Ring (super lightweight)||—|
|AGE AT FIGHT||32 years, 5 months, 1 week, 1 day||25 years, 10 months, 1 week, 4 days|
|DIVISION||Super Lightweight (140lbs/63,5kg)||Super Lightweight (140lbs/63,5kg)|
|HEIGHT||5’10” (178cm)||5’8″ (173cm)|
|REACH||69.5″ (177cm)||68.5″ (174cm)|
|ADVANTAGES||Current World Champ, Former |
Undisputed World Champ, Won 1st
Title from a World Champ, Undefeated,
Southpaw, Reach, More Years Pro,
|Former World Champ, Won 1st|
Title from a World Champ, Smashing
Blow, Younger, No KO Losses, Less
|INACTIVE||469 Days||182 Days|
|LAST BOUT||26 Feb 2022 DEF Jack Catterall SD||10 Dec 2022 DEF Sandor Martin SD|
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