Top Rank Presents WBO Junior Welterweight Title Showdown Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez

BoxingCombat Sports

Top Rank Presents WBO Junior Welterweight Title Showdown Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez

Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT LIVE on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+

ESPN+ Available on and ESPN App for Mobile and Connected TV Devices

To Subscribe Visit

Top Rank on ESPN presented by AutoZone: Taylor vs. Lopez will be live this Saturday, June 10 at 10 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT exclusively on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+. The event takes place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.

In one of the most heated title fights of the year, undefeated junior welterweight king Josh Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) will defend his WBO and Ring Magazine world titles against former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez (18-1, 13 KOs).

It’s “The Tartan Tornado” vs. “The Takeover.”  Taylor, the first British fighter to become undisputed champion in the four-belt era, proudly represents his native Scotland and is on the shortlist of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world today. Lopez, a native son of Brooklyn, New York, headlines for his third time at “The Mecca of Boxing,” where he seeks to become a two-division world champion and regain his place among the pound-for-pound elite.

Prior to the fight on June 10, ESPN will air Trash Talk: Taylor vs. Lopez, a 30-minute all-access preview into the fight camps of both Taylor and Lopez. In addition to the air times below, the program will also be available for replay on-demand in the ESPN App and on and ESPN+.

Trash Talk: Taylor vs. Lopez

Date Network Time (ET)
Thu June 8 ESPN2 2:30 a.m.
ESPNEWS 9:00 a.m.
ESPN2 8:00 p.m.
ESPN Deportes* 9:30 p.m.
Sat June 10 ESPN2 12:30 a.m.
ESPN Deportes* 12:30 p.m.
ESPNEWS 5:00 p.m.

In the eight-round co-feature, Puerto Rico’s junior middleweight phenom Xander Zayas (15-0, 10 KOs) will have an extra source of motivation for his upcoming fight. The 20-year-old standout will fight Ronald “Diablo” Cruz (18-2-1, 12 KOs) for the second annual Miguel Cotto Award, which is presented by Top Rank and Madison Square Garden Entertainment. The Miguel Cotto Award celebrates the remarkable career of the legendary four-division world champion and upholds the tradition of hosting a major fight card during Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend.

The undercard will stream exclusively on ESPN+.

Joe Tessitore will call the action with analyst Andre Ward, a Hall of Famer and 2004 U.S. Olympic gold medalist.  Mark Kriegel and Bernardo Osuna will serve as reporters. Timothy Bradley, Jr. will be offsite being inducted into International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) Class of 2023.

Timothy Bradley Jr: A letter to my younger self

Wednesday: Josh Taylor hoping to finally get his moment against Teofimo Lopez by Mike Coppinger

Thursday: Bradley’s Breakdown: Will Teofimo Lopez be able to solve Josh Taylor?  by Timothy Bradley

Friday: At only 25, why this is a must-win fight for the career of Teofimo Lopez, by Mark Kriegel

ESPN+, ESPN App Boxing Content: Live and Upcoming, On Demand, Studio Shows, Archives

  • Top Rank: Real Time Go all-access with top fighters throughout fight week as they work their way to fight night
  • Max on Boxing Max Kellerman hosts a 30-minute series weighing in on key boxing news and providing insights on the sport’s top fighters and upcoming events
  • Who Do U Fight 4? Get to know the next generation of Top Rank stars and learn what drives them

 Follow @ESPNRingside: Facebook Instagram Twitter TikTok

Date Time (ET) Event Bouts Title Platform
Thu., June 8 Noon Press Conference ___ ___  


Fri., June 9 1:00 p.m. Weigh-In ___ ___
Sat., June 10 10:00 p.m. Main Josh Taylor (C) vs. Teofimo Lopez WBO Jr. Welterweight ESPN, ESPN Deportes
ESPN+ (simulcast)
Co-Feature Xander Zayas vs. Ronald Cruz  



6:15 p.m.
Feature Robson Conceicao vs. Nicolas Polanco
Undercard Omar Rosario vs. Jan Carlos Rivera
Undercard Damian Knyba vs. Helman Oguin
Undercard Henry Lebron vs. Carlos Ramos
Undercard Bruce Carrington vs. Luis Porozo

Ardi Dwornik

I oversee all facets of ESPN’s corporate communications for Tennis and Combat Sports.
Back to top button