Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Super Lightweight
When is Lopez vs Taylor?
Teofimo Lopez could face Josh Taylor in Summer 2021 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
Lopez vs Taylor stats
Teofimo Lopez would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Josh Taylor would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Taylor would have a slight advantage in power over Lopez, with a 76% knock out percentage over Lopez's 75%.
Teofimo Lopez is the younger man by 7 years, at 23 years old.
Taylor has a height advantage of 2 inches over Lopez. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Teofimo Lopez fights out of the orthodox stance, while Josh Taylor is a southpaw.
Lopez is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 3 months later than Taylor, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 19 less professional rounds, 72 to Taylor's 91.
Lopez vs Taylor form
Lopez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Masayoshi Nakatani on 19th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Before that, he had won against Edis Tatli on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had beat Diego Magdaleno on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
Taylor remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Apinan Kongsong on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight and IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Regis Prograis on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ivan Baranchyk on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Before that, he had defeated Ryan Martin on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Hehad beat Viktor Postol on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
In terms of recent activity, Teofimo Lopez has been fighting more than Josh Taylor.
Teofimo Lopez last fought 6 months and 24 days ago, while Josh Taylor's last outing was 7 months and 15 days ago.
Lopez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Taylor's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Lopez vs Taylor?
Josh Taylor is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Teofimo Lopez if you fancy the incredible upset.