Teofimo Lopez vs Edis Tatli will fight on April 20 on ESPN pay-per-view on the undercard of Terence Crawford vs Amir Khan at Madison Square Garden in New York..
This is a big fight for the 21-year-old Teofimo (12-0, 10 KOs), who is looking to get pushed up the rankings in the World Boxing Council to get a title shot at the WBC lightweight belt, which is still held by Mikey Garcia. It’s believed that Garcia, 31, will vacate his WBC title after his match this month against IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. on March 16.
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That would leave the WBC 135 lb title vacant for #5 WBC Teofimo to swoop in on and fight it against the highest available ranked contender in the WBC’s rankings.
It would have been nicer to see Teofimo fight Jose Pedraza or Devin Haney for the Crawford vs. Khan card on April 20. Those are notable fighters that would give Teofimo a chance what he can do.
Tatli (31-2, 10 KOs) is ranked #3 IBF, #3 WBO #10 WBC, and he’s a talented fighter with a fair amount of experience since turning pro 12 years ago in 2007. Tatli, 31, is from Finland, and has past wins over Mzonke Fana, Felix Lora, Yvan Mendy, and Francesco Patera.
Tatli was beaten by Richar Abril and Patera. He avenged the loss to Patera in defeating him by a 12 round unanimous decision in December 2017. Tatli is a pure boxer with a KO percentage of 30, which is going to put him at a disadvantage against Lopez, who has knocked out 83% of the 12 opponents he’s faced since turning pro three years ago in 2016.
Tatli has held the European Boxing Union lightweight title for the last two years since beating Patera in a rematch. That was the second time that Tatli won the EBU belt.
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The Edis Tatli vs Teofimo Lopez fight will be shown tonight live on Fox Sports PPV. The bout will costs $74.95 on a pay-per-view charge allowing you to watch it online or on TV where available.