Teofimo López and Sandor Martin crunch WBC eliminatory next Saturday
Super lightweight contender Teófimo López will face former European champion Sandor Martin on Saturday, December 10 at Madison Square Garden, in a final eliminator for the WBC 140-pound title.
Lopez (17-1, 13 KOs), the former king of lightweights, made his super lightweight debut last August, with a seventh-round knockout of Pedro Campa. He hopes to become a two-division world champion in 2023, but he must first defeat the crafty Spanish southpaw.
Martin (40-2, 13 KOs), from Barcelona, achieved the upset of the year 2021 when he defeated Mikey Garcia by majority decision and sent the four-division world champion into retirement.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with OPI Since ’82, López-Martin is on a ace card that will air on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+.