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Teofimo Lopez stuns Josh Taylor on points to win world title and hand Scot first-ever defeat

, Teofimo Lopez stuns Josh Taylor on points to win world title and hand Scot first-ever defeat

TEOFIMO LOPEZ stunned Josh Taylor to a first-ever defeat while ripping away the WBO light-welterweight title.

The two settled their ugly feud in the basement of New York’s famed Madison Square Garden.

Josh Taylor was beaten by Teofimo Lopez

Lopez marred the build up in controversy after claiming he wanted to KILL Taylor and refusing to apologise for the sick taunt.

In the end, the American let his fists do the talking as he walked away with an upset points win to once again become world champion.

But he did later show remorse, telling Taylor: “I think I let my emotions get the best of me.

“I do not want to take your life, I want you to go back to your family. I apologise as a man.”

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And after defeat, Taylor said: “No excuses, it wasn’t my best, but the better man won. I felt amazing in the gym. Congratulations to Teofimo.

“I’d love to do it again. The lay-off had nothing to do with it. I’ve got no excuses, he was the better man tonight.”

Taylor suffered his first loss in 20 bouts, despite several believing he was fortunate to avoid defeat to British rival Jack Catterall in February 2022.

And refusing to wait out for a rematch has now backfired after Lopez ripped away the WBO title.

, Teofimo Lopez stuns Josh Taylor on points to win world title and hand Scot first-ever defeat
Josh Taylor lands a left on Teofimo Lopez

, Teofimo Lopez stuns Josh Taylor on points to win world title and hand Scot first-ever defeat
Teofimo Lopez got the points verdict


Taylor, 32, started the quicker of the two in the opening round, finding home to some smart left hands.

And in round three, Lopez looked in trouble when he was punched into the ropes and took an uppercut after referee Michael Griffin called break.

An uppercut also looked to have floored the former unified lightweight champion, though a slip was called.

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Lopez sparked into life in round four and this time it was Taylor who touched the canvas, although again no knockdown was scored.

And Taylor looked in trouble when a right hand left him staggered back and forced to hold on.

By round seven, Lopez was beginning to come on top and winning the exchanges from the rivalling orthodox and southpaw stances.

Taylor showed frustration in the eighth as he was made to miss and pay by Lopez, who was quick on the counter.

In round nine, a combination punched Taylor into the ropes and there was a sense Lopez already had one hand on the belts.

The challenger landed a massive right uppercut in round 11, which was the best punch of the round.

Taylor came out for the 12th and final round knowing only a stoppage could save him from defeat.

But Lopez boxed smart to see out the final bell, where a unanimous decision saw him reign as a two-division world champ aged 25.

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, Teofimo Lopez stuns Josh Taylor on points to win world title and hand Scot first-ever defeat
Josh Taylor suffers defeat for first time in 20 bouts

, Teofimo Lopez stuns Josh Taylor on points to win world title and hand Scot first-ever defeat
Teofimo Lopez is now a two-division champion

Frequently Asked Questions

How do boxers train for beginners?

Boxing is one of the oldest sports in existence, but it was only recently that boxing became popular again. Boxing is a sport where two fighters face off against each other in a ring. They punch eachother until one is knocked out.

It is important to decide if you like boxing before you can start training to become a fighter. You can also watch fights online to see how it feels like hitting someone. After you have decided if you are interested in boxing, you can choose the style of fighting that you like.

How to throw your jab.

Follow this step-by-step guide to throw a jab.

  1. Take your step forward with both of your feet.
  2. Elevate your arm over your shoulder.
  3. Your target is at your feet.
  4. Swing your arm back upwards after hitting your target.
  5. Steps 1 through 4 can be repeated.

Do you have the ability to train yourself to box?

You can learn to box. Just find a local boxing studio and sign up for a class. Many gyms offer classes for free, but you can also search Google for local boxing clubs.

Also, you will need equipment such as gloves, mouthpiece, headgear, sparring partners, and headgear. Once you have all the equipment, you can start practicing your kicks and punches.

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What are some ways I can improve my combat defense?

Learning how to fight intelligently can help you improve your defense. It is important to know how to defend yourself against all types of attacks, as well as how to counterattack when necessary.

If you don’t know the art of fighting, you won’t have the ability to win any fights. You’ll just get beaten up. However, if your fight skills are solid, you’ll be ready to face any challenge.

Here are some suggestions to help improve your defense.

  1. Be aware of where your opponent is attacking. This means you must pay close attention to the body language of your opponent. If your opponent appears nervous, it could mean that he’s about to attack again.
  2. Stay calm. Don’t panic. Instead, keep calm and be focused.
  3. Block with your arms. It is simple and effective to defend yourself from attacks by blocking your arms.
  4. Counterattack. Counterattack.
  5. Fight dirty. Fighting dirty can be a way to defend yourself. You can kick your opponent back if he throws a kick at it.

How can I practice boxing without a partner?

You can also watch professional boxing matches live on TV if you don’t have a partner and want to learn boxing. You can also find an amateur boxing gym near you. Amateur boxing clubs hold regular training sessions. These sessions often involve sparring partners who hit the pads together.

You can also train boxing with punching bags. Before hitting the bag you should make sure you are wearing protective gear, such as gloves.

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How long does boxers train for a day?

Boxing trainers often train at least 4 hours per day. They also learn new moves and practice punches. Boxers may spar up to ten times per week.

How can I improve my punching form?

Punching form is one of the most important parts of boxing. You must develop good punch technique if you want to become a better boxer. Here are some tips to improve your punching form.

  • Keep your head straight. Keep your head up when you’re throwing punches.
  • Punch from the shoulder. Use your shoulder to strike the target when you punch.
  • Your feet are your focus. Keep your feet still when you are punching.
  • Throw short, quick punches. Throwing longer punches will tire you out more quickly.
  • Don’t forget about defense! Always remember to block incoming punches.
  • Use your elbows. Elbows are an effective way to defend yourself.
  • Learn to use your legs. If you learn to use your legs properly, they can help you avoid getting knocked down.
  • Every day, practice. Keep training even if it makes you tired. You need practice to be successful at any task.
  • Have fun Enjoy what you’re doing.
  • Breathe. Being able to breathe properly will make you more powerful and provide you with energy.
  • Relax. Don’t worry too much about making mistakes. Don’t worry about making mistakes. Instead, focus on learning new skills.
  • Be patient. Boxing takes practice. It takes time to perfect your skills.
  • Never stop improving. As long there is still room for improvement, there will continue to be improvement.
  • Listen to music. Music can be a great way to relax and concentrate while training.
  • You can watch videos of professional boxers. You may be inspired to work harder by watching them compete.
  • Read books. Reading books can help you better understand boxing techniques.
  • It is important to take breaks. Sometimes you might need to stop boxing. Play soccer or basketball outdoors.
  • Find a coach. Coaching can make you more efficient at boxing.
  • Do push-ups. Push-ups are great for endurance and strength building.


  • It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (
  • You want to be running at roughly 75-80% of your top speed..5 mile slow, easy recovery jog at the end.[6]X Research source 2Mix in long runs, shadow boxing, and short sprints on non-interval days. (

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How To

How to box for exercise

How to learn to box for exercise

The goal of learning boxing is to improve your physical fitness level and develop self confidence. Boxing has become a very popular sport. It requires speed, strength, agility, stamina and coordination.

Boxing can be a great exercise and a way to improve your self-esteem. You’ll find that you enjoy the activity so much that you’ll want to keep doing it.

There are many different types of boxing training programs available. You can choose to train in a gym or at home. Others require that you go to a health club. Online courses allow you to learn from anywhere in the globe.

Make sure you choose a program that meets your needs and is compatible with your lifestyle. The best programs will include exercises that help build muscle mass and flexibility, improve cardiovascular endurance, enhance well-being, as well as increase overall wellbeing.

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Also, consider whether you prefer an advanced or beginner course. Beginner’s classes usually teach basic techniques, such as sparring, mittwork, shadowboxing, and punching. Advanced programs usually cover more complicated movements and offer more options.

The beginner’s program usually lasts around 8 weeks and costs less than $100. However, they do not offer guidance on nutrition, weight reduction, injury prevention, or any other aspects of boxing training.

Advanced programs last approximately six months and typically cost $300. They often include nutritional advice, stretching routines, warm-up exercises, and instruction on proper technique. Some programs include resistance training such as lifting weights and aerobic conditioning such as running.



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