Only a couple of years earlier, the possibility of a fight in between Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez would have sent out shockwaves through the boxing world as both were champs in their particular weight classes. However, the buzz surrounding this fight has actually substantially lessened after current problems for both fighters. Taylor, with a record of 19-0 and 13 knockouts, will be safeguarding his WBO junior welterweight title against Lopez (18-1, 13 KO) in New York City’s Madison Square Garden this Saturday, however he has actually lost 3 of the other world titles he formerly held due to his hesitation to accept compulsory title defenses. A devastating fight against Jack Catterall in February 2022, in which he had problem with weight and cardio, led to Taylor relinquishing his titles. Lopez suffered a comparable fate, losing his unified light-weight titles after a stunning upset loss to obscure George Kambosos Jr. in his very first defense. Lopez’s habits in and out of the ring has actually ended up being significantly unusual, while his mindset has actually entered into concern. Despite this, both fighters are still very gifted, and their fight assures to be an amusing phenomenon.