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Richard Commey faces off with Teofimo Lopez ahead of Saturday fight

Lopez Commey3 Richard Commey (left) will make his second title defence against Teofimo Lopez

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 Source: boxingscene.com

The fighters were all business on the press conference dais. The best triple-header of the 2019 boxing calendar didn't need any pomp and circumstance. (photos by Mikey Williams).

Saturday evening at Madison Square Garden (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET), Terence "Bud" Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) will defend his WBO welterweight world title against Egidijus "Mean Machine" Kavaliauskas (21-0-1, 17 KOs), while the co-feature will see IBF lightweight world champion Richard Commey (29-2, 26 KOs) hoping to avoid the takeover in Teofimo Lopez (14-0, 11 KOs).

The ESPN opener will see Irish sensation Michael "Mick" Conlan (12-0, 7 KOs) hoping to turn back amateur nemesis Vladimir Nikitin (3-0, 0 KOs) in a 10-rounder at featherweight. Nikitin defeated Conlan twice as an amateur, including in their 2016 Olympic quarterfinal bout, a decision that sparked international controversy.

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Source: boxingscene.com
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