Teofimo Lopez Sizzles in Dominant Win Over Silva


Teofimo Lopez Destroys Silva

New Orleans, (July 14, 2018)- Teofimo Lopez is good. Damn good. Not just a character on his social media, this kid is the business. His self proclaimed hashtag #thetakeover has begun in his words, and talk is flying off the shelves of him already facing the higher end of the lightweight division.

William Silva (25-2 14KO’s) was set to be the toughest test of the Las Vegas Olympian who represented Honduras. Apparently Teofimo Lopez (10-0 8KO’s) studied.

From the opening bell the difference in speed, skill, and power was noticeable to the most casual of fans. Lopez is a wonder kid.

A comet of a left hook dropped Silva in the first round setting the tone until the end. Battering Silva on his own terms Lopez even jumped off his feet to land a jab to show off that he was in complete control.


Teofimo Lopez lands a left upper cut. Photo Mikey Williams/ TopRank

A right left combination at the end of the fifth round crumpled Silva to the canvas to signal the end was near. Making it to his feet Silva came out slow for the sixth and ate a hard left hook from Lopez to fall to his back. Referee Bruce McDaniel had seen enough and waived the fight at 15 seconds of the sixth round. Lopez threw an imaginary baseball in the air and took a lap in the ring to show the crowd that he knocked it out of the park with his performance.

“I let off the gas to let him think he was in the fight to set him up, so I could catch him later.” Said Lopez.

Lopez is rapidly becoming a can’t miss fighter that should be on major cards to build his profile. A brash attitude and confidence bordering narcissism coupled with his skill is a recipe to become a villain in the sport.

Villains sell the most tickets.

Erick De Leon gets off the canvas to win

Erick De Leon (18-0-1 10KO’s) returned from a draw against Andy Vences against tough Mexican Adrian Young (25-4-2 19KO’s) from Los Mochis.

Young stunned De Leon in the first round dropping him with a right left combination to close the first three minutes. Getting his wits about him in the second, De Leon slowed down and withstood the barrage from Young.


Erick De Leon lands a right hook. Photo: Mikey Williams/ TopRank

After the fourth round De Leon got the left hook going and peppered the body of Young slowing his attack. Down the stretch De Leon was in full control over a worn down Young moving his hooks upstairs to better effect.

At the end of ten the judges cards read 97-92 twice and 98-91 for the De Leon of Detroit. De Leon didn’t look his best but showed he could fight through adversity against a hard puncher that refused to go away.

About Albert Baker

Writer/Producer/Director of the Under the Hand Wraps documentary series and owner of Albert Baker is currently based in Fresno, California and has been covering boxing since 2014.

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