Teofimo Lopez stops Richard Commey to win IBF title, says Lomachenko is next

Teofimo Lopez came in as a heavy favorite and he did not disapppoint as he stopped Richard Commey in the second round to win the IBF lightweight title on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Lopez (15-0, 12 KO’s), 22, drilled Commey (29-3, 26 KO’s) with a massive right hand that floored the 32-year-old veteran.

Lopez went for the kill and battered Commey against the ropes, forcing referee David Fields to step in and wave off the fight.

“I’m at a loss for words, but like the great KG said, ‘Anything is possible!’” Lopez said after the fight. “That’s a bad guy, that’s a bad man right there. Any shot (from him) could’ve done the same thing. It was gonna be an explosive night.”

As expected, a possible bout for the undisputed lightweight title between Lopez and top pound-for-pound fighter Vasiliy Lomachenko, who in attendance, was brought up.

“You guys know who I want,” Lopez said. “2020, it’ll be going down, but as of right now, I’m gonna finish the year enjoying life. I’m more than an athlete. That goes for every athlete out there.”

“Now he’s a world champion. Welcome to my club. See you in April,” Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO’s) said.

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