Lopez wins junior welterweight debut, beckons top opponents

He may have taken seven rounds Saturday night to beat Pedro Campa at Resorts World Events Center. But former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez ensured “The Takeover” is back on track.

Lopez ended his junior welterweight debut by flooring Campa in the seventh round with a crisp one-two and following with a flurry that prompted referee Tony Weeks to stop the bout at the 2:14 mark.

The brash 25-year-old celebrated his first knockout victory since Dec. 14, 2019, by dancing to Meek Mill’s “House Party” and uncorking the customary backflip that often accompanies his victories amid cheers from a sellout crowd of 3,553.