Teofimo Lopez stunned the boxing world on Saturday night, defeating Josh Taylor by unanimous decision to become the undisputed lightweight champion. Lopez, who was the underdog going into the fight, outboxed Taylor for most of the 12 rounds, winning by scores of 116-112, 117-111, and 119-109.
The victory was a major upset, as Taylor was widely considered to be the best lightweight in the world. Lopez, who is only 23 years old, now holds all four major lightweight titles, the WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF.
Lopez was impressive from the start of the fight, using his speed and power to control the action. Taylor was able to land some good punches in the early rounds, but Lopez was able to weather the storm and start to take over the fight in the middle rounds.
In the seventh round, Lopez landed a big left hook that sent Taylor reeling. Taylor was able to survive the round, but he was clearly hurt. Lopez continued to press the attack in the later rounds, and he eventually wore Taylor down.
At the end of the fight, there was no doubt that Lopez had won. He had outboxed Taylor for most of the fight, and he had landed the more telling punches. The unanimous decision was a fair reflection of the fight.
With the victory, Lopez has solidified his status as one of the best boxers in the world. He is now the undisputed lightweight champion, and he has the potential to become a superstar in the sport.
Lopez’s victory is a major upset, but it is also a sign of the changing guard in boxing. Lopez is a young, hungry fighter, and he is looking to make his mark on the sport. With his speed, power, and skills, Lopez has the potential to be a dominant force in boxing for years to come. HustleTV