Prime Rank’s CEO Bob Arum is planning to match two of his featherweights, Luis Alberto Lopez and Michael Conlan, in some unspecified time in the future in 2023.
Each boxers have been in motion earlier this month.
Lopez traveled over to Leeds to drag off a twelve spherical determination over Josh Warrington to seize the IBF featherweight title.
On the identical evening over in Belfast, Conlan bounced again from his knockout loss to Leigh Wooden by choosing up a primary spherical demolition of Karim Guerfi.
Lopez has been using a scorching streak of huge wins, over fighters equivalent to Cristian Baez, Andy Vences, Gabe Flores, Isaac Lowe and now Warrington. The Mexican fighter has been unbeaten in his final ten fights.
Conlan was undefeated till earlier this 12 months, when he channeled Wooden for the WBA “common” title.
He dropped Wooden laborious on the finish of the primary spherical and rocked him a number of instances within the first half. Wooden was capable of rally within the second half of the battle, by dropping Conlan within the eleventh after which knocking him out chilly within the twelfth and last spherical – with Conlan being knocked out of the ring and to the ground.
Conlan is hoping to face Lopez on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, in New York Metropolis or Belfast.
“I’ve matchmakers at Prime Rank who informed me that the child had a hell of a shot with Warrington. I didn’t assume so, however he was actually capable of deal with him,” Arum informed Speak Sport.
“I feel now the plan is to place him in with Mick Conlan a while subsequent 12 months… I feel that’s the battle for Lopez that will appeal to essentially the most curiosity on each side of the pond.”