Teófimo López makes winning return with seventh-round crash of Campa

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Teófimo López makes winning return with the seventh-round crash of Campa
Teófimo López made a triumphant re-appearance of the ring, completing Pedro Campa in the seventh round Saturday night at Resorts World Events Center in Las Vegas.

López made his show as a 140lb junior welterweight in his most tremendous fight since encountering the fundamental loss of his calling.

Minutes coming to fruition to putting Campa on the material close to the start of the seventh, López (17-1, 13 KOs) wrecked his outmatched rival with a tempest of punches, prompting ref Tony Weeks to stop the fight at the 2:14 drawing.

“I’m appreciative for this, I have returned,” López said.

Campa dropped to 34-2-1.

The 25-year-old López looked all around more like the promising blazing competitor who enchanted the world when he beat Vasily Lomachenko to ensure the bound-together lightweight title in 2020.

Campa, who relies on an evident technique and hard-completing punches, fight to land a ton, as López stayed dynamic all through the fight and showed immaculate security.

On the attack, López was altogether speedier and crisper with his punches, appearing 52% of his power punches, per Compubox.

“I got to work more on unambiguous things, yet for the most part it was perfect,” López said of his show. “It’s been some time. There was an exceptional blueprint basic to me. I almost passed on (in) the last fight, so that was disturbing my mind, I expected to get it out.

It was only nine months sooner López hit a work low when he lost as a colossal number one to George Kambosos Jr by a split decision.

In any case, the setback to Kambosos in New York City on 27 November was as such overshadowed by the news he struggled with a condition called pneumomediastinum and had clearing air in the retropharyngeal space, per a report by ESPN, something he didn’t learn about until there of mind of encountering his through and through first trouble.

“That was upsetting my still, little voice, at this point I expected to get that individual out, somehow, someway,” the Brooklyn champion said.

Getting ready for the seventh, López was the aggressor, staying in pursuit and dependably peppering Campa’s face while attracting shots and shaking off clear ring rust.

López appeared to dial down in the fourth and fifth piece, perhaps logging changes while safeguarding energy, yet returned to a working position and oversaw a few blends in the sixth.

“Reliably those punches will add up ultimately it will hurt them,” López said.

“This is a gift, man. Time is something we don’t get back.”

Earlier, Xander Zayas (14-0, 10 KOs) ended Elias Espadas (22-5) in the fifth round, giving a stunning right catch to the jaw to ensure the void WBO NABO junior middleweight title.

The 19-year-old from Puerto Rico was winning from the start, scoring a knockdown in the basic round, then, using sharp blends to separate Espadas all through the going with three rounds preceding completing the fight with 2:36 left in the fifth round.

Per Compubox, Zayas, who threw 60 punches for each pound, landed 42% of his power punches while 27 of the 86 punches he landed were to the body.

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