Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez – Sky Sports, ESPN+ June 10 – 10 pm ET
Taylor-Lopez headlines broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Tartan or Takeover? Undefeated junior welterweight king Josh Taylor will defend his WBO and Ring Magazine titles against former lightweight kingpin Teofimo Lopez Saturday, June 10 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Taylor-Lopez will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
TAYLOR VS. LOPEZ START TIME
- Date: Saturday, June 10
- Time: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 a.m. BST
- The fight will take place at the Hulu Theater at MSG, New York.
- The fight will be available live on ESPN+ in the U.S. In the UK, viewers can watch the fight on Sky Sports.
- The main card is set to get underway at 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 a.m. BST. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Promoted by Top Rank, tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 12 at 12 p.m. ET and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.
“This is a super fight on both sides of the pond, the junior welterweight king in Josh Taylor stepping up against the young, dynamic Teofimo Lopez,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “I cannot wait for these two supreme talents to step into the Madison Square Garden ring. It’s going to be a special night.”
Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs), “The Tartan Tornado,” is the former undisputed junior welterweight champion, having collected all four major titles in a remarkable four-fight run that included wins over Ivan Baranchyk, Regis Prograis and Jose Ramirez. He debuted in the paid ranks in 2015 and captured a Commonwealth title in his second year before defeating fellow unbeaten prospect Ohara Davies via seventh-round TKO. The 32-year-old then beat former world champions Miguel Vazquez and Viktor Postol before entering the World Boxing Super Series in 2018. Taylor stopped then-undefeated contender Ryan Martin via TKO before capturing his first world title with a decision victory over Baranchyk. His wins over Prograis and Ramirez left no doubt as to the world’s supreme 140-pound practitioner. Taylor returns more than one year after his last performance, a competitive split decision nod over Jack Catterall.
Lopez (18-1, 13 KOs) is the former unified and lineal lightweight champion of the world. In December 2019, he captured the IBF title with an explosive second-round knockout of Richard Commey. The following October, he bested pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko to win the WBA, WBO, and WBC Franchise titles. Thirteen months later, he lost the belts via shocking split decision to George Kambosos Jr. The 25-year-old then made his junior welterweight debut in August 2022 by stopping Pedro Campa in the seventh round. Last December, Lopez edged Spanish southpaw Sandor Martin by split decision. Before becoming world champion, he was the buzz of the boxing world with highlight-reel knockouts over Diego Magdaleno and Mason Menard. Lopez now has his sights set on another southpaw and hopes to become the sport’s latest two-division ruler.
Taylor vs Lopez News
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- Josh Taylor reveals why he walked out of Teofimo Lopez interview | 'We've spent another $5,000 on security!' - Sky Sports
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- What time does Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez start in UK and US this weekend? - The Independent
- Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez: Start time, date, live stream, video, price and full fight card - Bloody Elbow
TAYLOR VS. LOPEZ FIGHT CARD
- Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez; For Taylor’s WBO world super lightweight title
- Xander Zayas vs. Ronald Cruz; Light middleweight
- Jamaine Ortiz vs. TBA; Lightweight
- Robson Conceicao vs. Nicolas Polanco; Super featherweight
- Henry Lebron vs. Carlos Ramos; Super featherweight
- Omar Rosario vs. Jan Carlos Rivera; Light middleweight
- Bruce Carrington vs. Luis Porozo; Featherweight
- Damian Knyba vs. Helaman Olguin; Heavyweight