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Teofimo Lopez vs Jose Pedraza preview
When is Lopez vs Pedraza?
Teofimo Lopez could face the challenge of Jose Pedraza in Autumn/Fall 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
Lopez vs Pedraza stats
Teofimo Lopez would step into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jose Pedraza would make his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Lopez would have a large advantage in power over Pedraza, boosting at 72% knock out percentage over Pedraza's 48%.
Teofimo Lopez is the younger man by 9 years, at 25 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, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 169 less professional rounds, 101 to Pedraza's 270.
Teofimo Lopez goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO and 9 by the RING at super lightweight.
Jose Pedraza is currently ranked number 9 by the WBC in the 140lb division.
Lopez vs Pedraza form
Lopez has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Sandor Martin on 10th December 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight eliminator fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Pedro Campa on 13th August 2022 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Resorts World Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by George Kambosos on 27th November 2021 by split decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight and IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
Before that, he had won against Vasyl Lomachenko on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, IBF World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had 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.
Pedraza has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Arnold Barboza Jr on 3rd February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Richard Commey on 27th August 2022 by split draw in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oklahoma.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jose Carlos Ramirez on 4th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Save Mart Center, Fresno.
Before that, he had defeated Julian Rodriguez on 12th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Nevada.
He had won against Javier Molina on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
In terms of recent activity, Jose Pedraza has been fighting more than Teofimo Lopez.
Teofimo Lopez last fought 5 months and 26 days ago, while Jose Pedraza's last outing was 4 months and 2 days ago.
Lopez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Pedraza's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Lopez vs Pedraza?
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