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Crawford vs Khan: Teofimo Lopez possible for undercard

The top prospect could be part of the April card.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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.

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