Junior welterweight contender Teofimo Lopez is now facing Sandor Martin on “Heisman Night” foe as opposed to his original opponent of, Jose “Sniper” Pedraza who currently has a non-COVID-related illness, which will happen at Madison Square Garden.
The bout is also a final eliminator for the WBC super lightweight title. The one that is being contested for this weekend as it is vacant, as both Jose Zepeda, and Regis Prograis are due to battle for the rights to be called champ.
"We wish Jose Pedraza a speedy recovery, but we look forward to facing Sandor Martin. He was the opponent we originally wanted for Heisman Night at Madison Square Garden," Lopez explained. "I will continue to silence the doubters as I take over the 140-pound division. I look forward to giving my hometown fans a special night of boxing.”
Martin knows all about being an underdog, he defeated Mikey Garcia as a massive underdog.
“I’ve dreamed of fighting in a main event at Madison Square Garden. This is my time. I’ve taken the risk, and I will take control against Teofimo Lopez on December 10th. I will give the fans what they want to see,” Martin explained.