Teofimo Lopez vs Josh Taylor at 140

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Lopez vs Taylor at 140

  1. Lopez wins

    20 vote(s)
  2. Taylor wins

    57 vote(s)
  3. Not sure who wins

    8 vote(s)
  1. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Taylor now becomes the Eastside hope...
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  2. The Underdog

    The Underdog Member banned Full Member

    Aug 6, 2020
    Lopez beat Loma clearer than Taylor beat lesser fighters in Postol and Prograis. Lopez is more skilled, more athletic and won’t be small at 140. He eats Taylor for breakfast.
  3. Carlton Cole

    Carlton Cole Member Full Member

    Aug 4, 2016
    Us Brits get stick and rightly so for hyping up no marks.

    JT is the best fighter we have produced since Calzaghe.

    After he meets Ramirez head on and obliterates him I hope one of the big boys at 147 fights him.

    Because the likes of Porter, Thurman and DG is an easy nights work
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  4. Liquorice

    Liquorice Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 13, 2018
    I'd favour Josh, Loma was stinking the joint up that night, looked really out of sorts & was too wary of the naturally bigger framed Lopez. Let's see how Loma does next time out & we'll be able to evaluate that win more.. he's getting on now.. always injured & inactive..

    Taylor is bigger than Lopez , he has elite skill level too. I don't think Lopez has the power or physicality to hold off & keep Taylor honest like he could with SFW Loma. Be honest, though Lopez is shorter both he & Taylor probably walk around at 160lbs+.. I can only imagine how badly Taylor would brutalise Nakatani & an ageing Loma!!!
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  5. PIPO23

    PIPO23 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 18, 2006
    The only fighter that can beat Lopez needs to be great. That's Loma but he got scurred. Who's the next great hope, Taylor? oh, please. That guy hasn't fought anyone like T Lo. Taylor gets stopped. Tough fight but no one can take the kid power and speed.
  6. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    David Benavidez Sr. said one of his fighters stopped Teo twice in sparring. Different ballgame when you're fighting opponents your own size

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  7. hoopsman

    hoopsman Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    There is no guarantee that Lopez's power will translate entirely at 140lbs. Lots of fighters pack a more potent punch at lower weights.

    Taylor is skillful, athletic (good, not great athlete), and quite spiteful.

    Moreover he's taken flush shots from full-fledged junior welters, including hard-punching Regis Prograis.

    Consequently, until we have additional information to evaluate, the question is not whether Taylor can take Lopez's punches, but whether Lopez can take Taylor's.

    And we won't know the answer to that question until we see how the kid reacts when he gets tagged by a 140lber with some thump.
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  8. PIPO23

    PIPO23 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 18, 2006
    Of course, siempre. Every boxer has a kryptonite. I just don't think Taylor is it. Maybe the kid that dropped T LO in sparring twice. Rayo Valenzuela but you know he has to do it when T LO is experienced.
  9. hoopsman

    hoopsman Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    I am not intimating that Taylor is Lopez's kryptonite. In fact, I'm not entirely certain the talented Scott wins a hypothetical matchup.

    I'm merely noting that Taylor has less question marks at that weight. I know, for example, that Taylor can hurt and take a flush shot from elite level junior welters/super lightweights. Whether Lopez can remains to be seen.
  10. Surrix

    Surrix Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    No. This boxer needs to be in his size and to have good power, excellent stamina and discipline.
    Otherwise boxer might be pretty basic and still KTFO Lopez.
    If he can't get Loma down, who is blowed up 126 lbs division boxer with long mileage and finish lanky Nakatani, he is beatable by basic boxer with excellent discipline and power.

    Boxer in his size aka dublicate of prime Foreman will finish him if lad will not gain more power and decent experience.
  11. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Why the heck is everyone talking about a Taylor-Lopez matchup, when Taylor has yet to beat Ramirez? :nonono
  12. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    After Robert the Bruce it's really hard to come with any names other than Sean Connery.
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  13. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    what about fat *******?
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  14. sasto

    sasto Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    Taylor has a lot of advantages. I do think the styles favor Lopez though, that's not nothing.
  15. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Lopez has yet to beat Kambosos and he won’t
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