Teofimo Lopez

Teofimo Lopez signs amended deal with Top Rank

Looks like Teofimo Lopez and Top Rank will resume business with one another in the Fall.

Teofimo Lopez signs amended deal with Top Rank after being seemingly very much at odds. There was a prickly, contentious dynamic in the press for last few months.

Things have obviously settled between the powerhouse pugilist promotional body and the surging 23-year elite fighter though. This Lopez return was announced on the weekend’s Stevenson vs Nakathila broadcast via ESPN.

Lopez had signed a five-year agreement with the promotional body ahead of his November 2016 professional debut. A contract that included a two-year renewal option.

Considering the recent developments one would infer that Teofimo Lopez and Top rank will be mutually satisfied until close to the end of 2023.

Teofimo Lopez signs amended deal

Multiple options abound at 135 pounds for who Lopez could be looking at as his big-name opponent for early October.

Devin Haney is one of the big standout names because it would create a situation that silences doubters.

Silences doubters around Devin Haney as the WBC champ endeavors to become the unified titlist. Lopez can silence people that doubt the legitimacy of his claim to being the undisputed lightweight champion of the world as he is WBC franchise champion.

A rematch with Vasiliy Lomachenko also stands out as an intriguing option.

Lomachenko has a summer bout of his own. A June 26th bout versus Masayoshi Nakatani goes in less than two weeks but should Loma get the nod, a rematch between himself and Lopez could easily be the October 2nd matchup.

Also, options exist at 140 pounds including names like undisputed super lightweight champion Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez.

Before all of this speculation can run too rampant, attentions need to be directly focused on June 19th. Teofimo Lopez defends his WBC franchise, WBA, IBF, and WBO lightweight belts against George Kambosos Jr on Triller Fight Club pay-per-view in Miami.

Who do you want Teofimo Lopez to take on in his Top Rank return via ESPN+ pay per view?

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Dylan Bowker
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