Teofimo Lopez defeats William Silva by TKO!
In round one both Lopez and Silva were feeling each other out. As the round drew to a close, Lopez landed a beautiful left hook that put Silva down.
Round two saw Lopez continue to build on his first round momentum, opening up with more left hooks and a consistent jab. Lopez who’s known for his confidence, even started jumping in the air while throwing his jab.
Rounds three and four were a bit slower in action but the dominance was still prevalent. Lopez hurt a bloodied Silva in the last ten seconds of the round with a nice right uppercut. He also displaying some of his defensive ability; mixing the Philly shoulder roll with some good footwork and head movement.
Round five was yet again all Lopez! He went downstairs to the body appearing to hurt an already tired Silva, at the end of the round Lopez just punished his opponent with repeated left hooks, dropping him at the end of the round.
Before the start of the sixth rounds, the commentators and many spectators did not expect the fight to continue. As soon as the bell sounded, Lopez attacked and dropped Silva for the final time with a right hand.
This was supposed to be a step up in competition for Teofimo Lopez (10-0, 8KOs) but it was anything but that.
He was asked about his thoughts on facing the top guys in his division, specifically Antonio Lozada who recently defeated Felix Verdejo. For now he is not focused on calling out any particular fighter. However, given the character of the young fighter it won’t be long before he does.
The future seems mighty bright for the former 2016 Olympian.
By: Jerrell Fletcher