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Teofimo Lopez Aiming For Dec. 8 Return

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Teofimo Lopez Aiming For Dec. 8 Return

Young gun Teofimo Lopez has been chomping at the bit to glove up again, and he got some good news today, Monday, in that regard.

The Brooklyn born Las Vegas resident said he visited a doc, who told him that his hand is healed and he can start training.

He told NYF that he’s aiming to touch down and fight in NYC, Dec. 8, on a Top Rank card.

He’d hurt that right hand cracking it on the skull of William Silva in a July bout. In round one, he hurt it, but kept using it to club the loser into submission.

His surgery July 20 went well, and the hand has been rounding into form, his doc, Dr. Shin in Cali, told him.

“Either co main or opener for ESPN,” Lopez said of his slot Dec. 8.

The “main” will be a Vasyl Lomachenko v Jose Pedraza bout, with Loma being the runaway favorite in that 130 pound title defense/consolirdation bid. Pedraza snagged the WBO 130 crown off Ray Beltran Aug. 25.

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