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Commey vs Lopez: Pros react to Teofimo’s second round wipeout of Richard Commey

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Teofimo Lopez has his first world title, silencing any remaining skeptics with a massive stoppage of Richard Commey.

Terence Crawford v Egidijus Kavaliauskas Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Teofimo Lopez picked up the IBF lightweight title — his first world title at age 22 — with a second round walloping of Richard Commey on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

As soon as the thrill of Lopez cracking Commey had started to settle just a hair, it also became clear that we had even bigger news: Lopez is looking likely to unify with Vasiliy Lomachenko in April 2020.

Lomachenko-Lopez will be one of the most highly-anticipated fights of next year if/when it comes to pass, as you’re pairing arguably the top pound-for-pound boxer in the game today, a veteran who is small at 135 pounds, against a young powerhouse who is pretty big at 135. There is a lot of potential for major drama there, and at the very least, Lopez is an incredibly live dog against the living legend.

But that’s all for later, let’s take a look at what some of the pros had to say when Lopez stopped Commey in spectacular fashion on Saturday: