Rivals Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez are about to meet for the first time
After weeks of two-way trash talk from afar, Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez will finally have their first in-person encounter.
Taylor (19-0, 13KO), the undefeated junior welterweight king from Edinburgh, Scotland, will defend his WBO and Ring Magazine crowns against former lightweight king Lopez (18-1, 13KO) this Saturday night at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Instead of a traditional faceoff, a layer of security will separate the combatants. Additional security has been hired due to the intense pre-fight rhetoric between the two combatants.
Taylor-Lopez and the Xander Zayas-Ronald Cruz junior middleweight co-feature will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Sky Sports will carry the event in the UK.
Promoted by Top Rank, tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.How to watch Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez
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