Boxing Hall of Famer Timothy Bradley: “Josh Taylor Should Triumph Over Teofimo Lopez”

06/07/2023 - No comments

In an exclusive interview with Fight Hype, Timothy Bradley shares his insight on the upcoming fight between Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez.

Bradley articulates, “So, I’m going with Taylor.” He bases this choice on Taylor’s experience as a veteran at 140 pounds and his impressive track record. He notably singles out Taylor’s victory over Regis Prograis, commending his ability to “beat Prograis at his own game.”

On Taylor’s Strengths and Lopez’s Shortcomings

He adds, “I think [Taylor] can step to Lopez and take Lopez to a place that he has never been to.” Bradley praises Taylor’s aggression, body punching, and ability to counterpunch. Despite acknowledging Lopez as a talented athlete, Bradley expresses doubts about Lopez’s power at 140 pounds, stating, “that explosive one-punch power, I don’t think it exists at 140.”

Bradley’s Take on Teofimo Lopez’s Mental State

When asked about Lopez’s mental condition, Bradley admits, “To be honest, I don’t know.” He emphasizes that a mentally focused Lopez is unbeatable, but adds that he hasn’t seen the best of Lopez at 140 pounds, making it hard to favor him in the upcoming fight.

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Bradley’s Final Words

Bradley wraps up his thoughts stating, “Again, Taylor should win this fight, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was to stop Teo.” He suggests that the fight could turn out differently if Lopez is 100% mentally prepared, but based on his observations, he confidently picks Taylor as the victor.

Bradley’s Closing Remarks

Thanking Bradley for his time and insights, he responds humbly, “Man, it’s all love man, you already know what it is.” Thus ends an intriguing and revealing interview with one of boxing’s distinguished personalities.

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