Teofimo Lopez returns against Diego Magdaleno
3kingsboxing has learned rising prospect Teofimo Lopez (11-0, 9KOs) will face experienced veteran Diego Magdaleno (31-2, 13KOs).
After a one-punch, first round knockout win over Mason Menard on December 8, the spotlight intensified on the rising star.
The 21 year-old, Brooklyn born fighter is in the kind of fight that will catapult him from prospect to contender.
Magdaleno (32), is a former two-division world title contender looking to get another bite at the apple. He is coming off a three-fight win streak.
The southpaw will be at an height and power disadvantage, however, enjoys advantages in reach and experience.
His experience can help him provide some tactics the younger challenger has yet to deal with as a pro.
Lopez currently holds the NABF lightweight and the WBC Continental Americas titles.
Diego is the older brother of former WBO super-bantamweight champion Jessie and lightweight prospect Marco Magdaleno.
Team Lopez has mentioned their desire to become a world champion in 2019. This step-up bout will help push the young fighter in that direction of opportunity.
This fight is scheduled to take place at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas on Feb 2 as part of Eleider Alvarez vs Dergey Kovalev event.
The under-card will also feature #1 IBF contender Richard Commey take on Isa Chaniev for the vacant IBF lightweight title!
By: Garrisson Bland