Adam Lopez: “I’d Love To Fight Michael Conlan!”

After Short Rest, Adam Lopez is gunning for Michael Conlan

Adam Lopez (left), Michael Conlan

After Short Rest, Adam Lopez is gunning for Michael Conlan

On June 11, during his last in-ring assignment against Luis “Louie” Coria (12-3, 7 KO’s), rising featherweight contender Adam “Blunose” Lopez (14-2, 6 KO’s) had a very sobering performance. Rather than showing a great deal of separation, Lopez found himself in a life and death struggle with the extremely game Californian.

Thankfully for Team Lopez, when all the dust had settled, Blunose walked away with an awfully narrow points win. In fact, the win was so close and hard fought that Lopez feels now would be a good time to ease his foot off the gas pedal in terms of opponent selection. Yet, this does not in any way mean that he is abandoning his ultimate goal to become a world champion.


Sure, Blunose has acknowledged the need to tighten up a few aspects of his fight game. Yet, even having admitted this, Lopez is already brainstorming on who he would like his next step-up fight to be. And in an exclusive interview with Boxing Social, Lopez was very candid on which top named fighters that he would like to face.

“I want Conlan, I would definitely love that fight. I think he’s got a lot of hype behind him and I think they’ll get him a title before me. So if that’s the case, I would love to be challenging him for his belt. Conlan’s a great name. [WBO world featherweight champion] Shakur [Stevenson] stays at 126, I would love that fight. [Jessie] Magdeleno is a good one, those are the main ones. The great thing is all those guys are with Top Rank. So we’re all under the same banner and it should be easy to make.”

When asked if traveling for the Conlan fight was an issue, Lopez assured that it was not.

“Definitely, and I am sure that would be the case. They definitely have a little bit more money behind him and they’d probably want him to fight in his home town or in New York where he usually fights. And that wouldn’t be a problem, I’m used to going to the hometown and being that underdog and everyone is against me. That’d be fine, I’ll take that risk, it’s a good fight. I believe that I could win that fight.”

By: Bakari Simpson

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