Teofimo Lopez stops Pedro Campa in seventh round in return to ring

LAS VEGAS — Teofimo Lopez made a triumphant return to the ring, stopping Pedro Campa in the seventh round Saturday night at Resorts World Events Center.

Lopez made his debut as a 140-pound junior welterweight in his first fight since suffering the only loss of his career.

Moments after putting Campa on the canvas at the start of the seventh, Lopez (17-1, 13 KOs) obliterated his outmatched opponent with a flurry of punches, prompting referee Tony Weeks to stop the fight at the 2:14 mark.

“I am grateful for this, I have returned,” Lopez said.

Teofimo Lopez hits Pedro Campa with a right hook during his victory in a junior middleweight bout.
Teofimo Lopez hits Pedro Campa with a right hook during his victory in a junior middleweight bout.
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Campa dropped to 34-2-1.

The 25-year-old Lopez looked much more like the promising young fighter who captivated the world when he beat Vasily Lomachenko to claim the unified lightweight championship in 2020.

Campa, who relies on a straight-forward approach and hard-firing punches, struggled to land much, as Lopez stayed active throughout the fight and displayed impeccable defense.

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