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Teofimo Lopez vs Ryan Garcia preview
When is Lopez vs R. Garcia?
Teofimo Lopez could take on Ryan Garcia in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Lopez vs R. Garcia 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.
Ryan Garcia would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 23 wins and 0 draws, with 19 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Garcia would have advantage in power over Lopez, with a 83% knock out percentage over Lopez's 72%.
Teofimo Lopez is the older man by 1 year, at 25 years old.
Garcia has a height advantage of 2 inches over Lopez. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Teofimo Lopez & Ryan Garcia fight out of an orthodox stance.
Lopez's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Garcia's, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 4 months later than Garcia, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 16 more professional rounds, 101 to Garcia's 85.
Ryan Garcia is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA and 3 by the RING in the 135lb division.
Lopez vs R. Garcia form
Lopez has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 beat 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 won against 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.
Garcia remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Javier Fortuna on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 6th round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Emmanuel Tagoe on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Luke Campbell on 2nd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
Before that, he had won against Francisco Fonseca on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, California.
He had defeated Romero Duno on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Teofimo Lopez has been fighting more than Ryan Garcia.
Teofimo Lopez last fought 3 months and 21 days ago, while Ryan Garcia's last outing was 8 months and 15 days ago.
Lopez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Garcia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
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