Lopez vs Pedraza Info
Teofimo Lopez will face the challenge of Jose Pedraza in Late 2020 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Lopez would be defending IBF World Lightweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Richard Commey in December 2019. He has held this belt for 9 months and 8 days.
Lopez vs Pedraza stats
Teofimo Lopez would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins and zero loses, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jose Pedraza would make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins and 3 loses, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Lopez would have a massive power advantage over Pedraza, boosting at 80% knock out percentage over Pedraza's 46%.
Teofimo Lopez is the younger man by 8 years, at 23 years old.
Pedraza has a height advantage of 1 inch over Lopez. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Teofimo Lopez & Jose Pedraza fight out of an orthodox stance.
Lopez is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 year and 8 months later than Pedraza, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 170 less professional rounds, 60 to Pedraza's 230.
Teofimo Lopez goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING in the 135lb division.
Lopez vs Pedraza form
Lopez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Richard Commey on 14th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Masayoshi Nakatani on 19th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Going into that contest, he had won against Edis Tatli on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had beat Diego Magdaleno on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
He had defeated Mason Menard on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Pedraza has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Javier Molina on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Mikkel LesPierre on 2nd July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jose Zepeda on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Antonio Lozada Jr on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida.
He had lost to Vasyl Lomachenko on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Teofimo Lopez has been fighting more than Jose Pedraza.
Teofimo Lopez last fought 9 months and 8 days ago, while Jose Pedraza's last outing was 3 days ago.
Lopez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
Pedraza's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 9 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.