Lopez vs R. Garcia Info
Teofimo Lopez could take on Ryan Garcia in Spring 2021 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).
The contest would be for the IBF lightweight championship of the world.
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 7 months and 20 days.
Lopez vs R. Garcia 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.
Ryan Garcia would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins, with 17 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Garcia would have a slight advantage in power over Lopez, with a 85% knock out percentage over Lopez's 80%.
Teofimo Lopez is the older man by 2 years, at 23 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 is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 4 months later than Garcia, who’s first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought the same amount of professional rounds, 60 to Garcia's 60.
Teofimo Lopez goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING in the 135lb division.
Ryan Garcia is currently ranked number 2 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 5 by the RING in the 135lb division.
Lopez vs R. Garcia form
Lopez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 beat Edis Tatli on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Diego Magdaleno on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
He had beat Mason Menard on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Garcia remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Francisco Fonseca on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Romero Duno on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jose Lopez on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Before that, he had defeated Braulio Rodriguez on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had beat Carlos Morales on 1st September 2018 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
In terms of recent activity, Ryan Garcia has been fighting more than Teofimo Lopez.
Teofimo Lopez last fought 7 months and 20 days ago, while Ryan Garcia's last outing was 5 months and 20 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.
Garcia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 5 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.