By the tip of October, the light-weight division could have witnessed two blockbuster fights, which might in the end make or break careers.
First, Teofimo Lopez goals to do the unthinkable and cease pound-for-pound nice Vasyl Lomachenko to crown an undisputed champion.
Then, on Halloween, Gervonta Davis will out his ‘common’ WBA title on the road towards Leo Santa Cruz, who will even put his super-featherweight title at stake.
It might effectively result in two of the brightest stars within the sport assembly later down the road in an enormous unification bout, with Lopez and Davis tipped to be the subsequent marquee names within the sport.
Though the Baltimore-native began is profession three years earlier than ‘El Brooklyn’ entered the paid ranks, Lopez has taken to the professional sport with consummate ease and poses a real risk to Lomachenko’s reign.
However how would possibly a struggle between him and Davis look? If the footage under is something to go by, it will be electrical.
Teofimo Lopez Sr uploaded footage of his son sparring with Davis as youngsters – earlier than both had made their professional debut.
The sparring session, which noticed each males don protecting headgear, threw heavy leather-based all through the session and it was extra like watching violent chess.
A tactical battle all through, each males gave nearly as good as they bought and it’ll certainly be replayed loads of occasions within the build-up to their seemingly inevitable struggle.
Davis, who has earned the nicknames ‘Mini Mike Tyson’ and ‘Tank’ for his ferocious knockout energy, watched Lopez’s knockout of Richard Commey for the IBF title in December with real intrigue.
“He’s an excellent fighter. I imagine that he’s bought expertise and issues like that,” the 25-year-old informed SecondsOut.
“He placed on a fantastic efficiency in his final struggle.
“Hopefully we’ll get him within the close to future, make all the large fights occur.”