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After the fight: Is Teofimo Lopez a top 5 super bantamweight?

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 13: Teofimo Lopez Jr. poses as he is introduced before a junior welterweight fight against Pedro Campa at Resorts World Las Vegas on August 13, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lopez won the fight with a seventh-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

LAS LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 13: Teofimo Lopez Jr. in Las Vegas on August 13, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV Resorts World poses before junior welterweight fight with Pedro Campa. Lopez won with a seventh-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Teofimo Lopez dominated Pedro Campa in his super flyweight debut, but is that enough to make him a top-five super flyweight?

Former undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez advances to a division and joins the elusive Pedro Campa Campa) cooperation. Lopez’s performance was excellent, but how much credit should he get after beating the likes of Campa?

Campa (34-2-1, 23 KOs) isn’t a name to wow Lopez’s resume, but he is A veteran with above-average punching ability. Yes, Lopez was expected to wipe the floor with Campa, which he did, but he looked great.

Lopez (17-1, 13 KOs) lost to George Cambozos Jr. due to his split decision in 2021 And questioned him. Before that, he had beaten Vasily Lomachenko, most regarded as a legend, but Lopez’s inconsistent performances have called into question his greatness.

They shouldn’t.

Lopez is an elite boxing genius. Losing to a talented boxer shouldn’t hurt Lopez’s reputation too much. His rivalry with Kambosos was fierce, and he narrowly missed the title after knocking out Kmabosos in the 10th round.

Add in the battle of Lopez’s unknown health issues, and issues in his personal life, and it’s easy to see that he doesn’t Not in the best shape. Dig into Lopez’s boxing history and you’ll find he’s a tried and true man.

with his victory over Pedro Campa and an established The resume, Teofimo Lopez (Teofimo Lopez) is already one of the top super flyweights in World War I

Lomacheko’s win was the brightest spot on Lopez’s record, but his two-round wrecking for Richard Commey deserves more credit. The same goes for Lopez’s decision on Nakatani.

Lopez is 25 years old and he has beaten some incredible opponents. Campa’s name is a far cry from them, but Lopez has shown growth in his performance in the ring.

In the loss to Cambozos, Lopez hit 31 percent of his punches, according to CompuBox. Hit by 24.6% of Kambosos. Lopez tries to run over Cambozos, which is problematic. He was impatient and tried to get up close and personal with the inside fighters.

Against Campa, Lopez picked his shot and looked for opportunities. Although his level is higher than Campa, he is in no rush to work. He built the jab early, fought on the perimeter, and then broke Campa as the round progressed.

Lopez shot 42.4 percent of his punches against Campa, who had a connection rate of just 18.5 percent. For the more defensively aware Lopez, it’s a disciplined fighting strategy. Lopez looks better as a counter-attacker than an attacker.

Lopez deserves more respect as the new super bantamweight due to his previous championship status and previous results .

Looking at the whole division, as long as Josh Taylor is in the division, despite his poor performance, Taylor is also worthy of the first game against Jack Cattrall .

After Taylor, there is a competitive field, but Lopez is easily the second-best boxer in the division. Jose Ramirez is up there, but I’d put him behind Lopez. I believe Lopez’s speed will allow him to overtake Ramirez.

The next two spots will be Regis Progras and Jose Zepeda, who should have given up for Taylor Fight for the WBC belt. It’s an excellent top five, but it’s entirely subjective.

Ryan Garcia is now undefeated at super flyweight, Arnold Barbosa Jr., Gary Antuanne Russell just destroyed Rances Barthelemy. Don’t forget Jack Catroll, who brought Josh Taylor to the brink.

Taylor could leave the division after the rematch with Catroll, which would mean the division is wide open. With no clear favorite, Lopez can beat any of the fighters mentioned.

Again, they can take him too. Super lightweight is looking for a front runner. Lopez looks like he can run well there, but it will be interesting to see who separates himself from the crowd.



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