With Terence Crawford vs Amir Khan set to be officially announced on Tuesday, ESPN reports that top lightweight prospect Teofimo Lopez could be part of the pay-per-view undercard — if the fight takes place in New York.
Lopez (11-0, 9 KO) is set to face veteran Diego Magdaleno (31-2, 13 KO) on Feb. 2 in Texas as part of an ESPN bill, and if he gets through that unscathed and Crawford-Khan heads to Madison Square Garden instead of Las Vegas, but that hasn’t been decided yet and won’t be part of Tuesday’s announcement, either.
Lopez, 21, went 4-0 in 2018, capping his year with a sensational knockout of Mason Menard on Dec. 8. He’s considered one of the top prospects in boxing today and a potential future star for Top Rank. His fight with Magdaleno is a solid next step, as the 32-year-old Magdaleno is a former world title challenger at both 130 and 135, losing in both attempts. He’s won his last three bouts.