Teofimo Lopez will be hoping to claim all four super-bantamweight titles, having almost done the same a weight class down.

Takeover 2.0 is just days away. Lopez [16-1, 12 KOs]the former unified and lineal lightweight champion will make his junior middleweight debut against Mexican veteran Pedro Campos [34-1-1, 23 KOs].

The fight will take place on Saturday, August 13 at the Resorts World Event Center at Resorts World Las Vegas.

Teofima Lopez

Lopez is back after splitting the judges’ decision against George Cambosas Jr. last November. The defeat knocked him out of the top of the lightweight division.

The Brooklyn native trains in New Jersey for Campo, a 30-year-old puncher who is undefeated in eight fights dating back to 2017.

That’s what Lopez had to say after a recent practice on his return on ESPN.

“The Takeover is back! I won the lightweight. I plan to do the same at junior welterweight,” said Lopez, the 2020 WBN Fighter of the Year.

Pedro Campo

“Pedro Camp – a tough opponent with an aggressive Mexican style. I can’t wait to put on a show for the fans.”

“Everybody goes through trials, but I’ve put the past behind me and I’m excited to fight again on ESPN and in Las Vegas.

“I’m calling this fight ‘Retrieve’ because I’m going to get back what I’ve lost. One defeat does not define a fighter. It won’t define me.”

“I’ve been fighting at lightweight since I was a teenager and it was time to move up.

The best is yet to come

“I’m going to become an even better, more explosive fighter. You will see this further August 13.”

“I am only 25 years old. My best years are ahead of me. Pedro Campo is the beginning of a new chapter in my career.

“Very soon I will become the world champion in two weights. Every challenger and junior welterweight champion better watch out because I’m coming to clean up the division.”

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