NEW YORK (February 2, 2019)- Tonight, boxing’s hottest star, undefeated lightweight Teofimo Lopez (11-0, 9 KOs) continues his “Takeover” when he takes on former two-time world title challenger Diego Magdaleno (31-2, 13 KOs) in a ten-round lightweight bout at Ford Center at the Star, the practice home of the Dallas Cowboys in Frisco, Texas.
The fight, which is for the USBA, NABA and NABF Lightweight titles, will air live on ESPN+ at midnight E.T. and will precede that highly anticipated WBO Light heavyweight Title rematch between Eleider Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev.
Lopez of Brooklyn, NY was the ESPN 2018 Prospect of the Year, has built his lofty reputation with explosive knockout victories over the likes of Vitor Jones Freitas, William Silva and Mason Menard, Those three had a combined record of 73-5. Lopez now looks to take the next progressive step up the ladder as he fights the battle-tested Magdaleno.
Lopez weighed 134.8 lbs, while Magdaleno was 134.7 lbs.
“I am extremely proud, and grateful that I can be the co-feature for a huge card like this. Fighting in Dallas and where the Cowboys practice at, shows us we’re that much closer to bigger and better things,” said Lopez.
“A win will definitely let everyone know that in 2019 we’re fighting for the world title.”
“You can expect a great and entertaining fight along with a celebration that will go viral”
Said David McWater of Split-T Management, “I am like everyone else, I can’t wait to see what he does tonight.”
Lopez is promoted by Top Rank.