The lightweight title eliminator between Teofimo Lopez and Masayoshi Nakatani has been finalized for July 19, Top Rank announced Tuesday afternoon.
The 12-round bout will take place at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The fight will follow the junior welterweight title eliminator between Maxim Dadashev and Subriel Matias.
Both fights will stream live on ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT).
Lopez (13-0, 11 knockouts) has had an extraordinary rise from prospect to contender over the last year. Lopez, who represented Honduras at the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, has been known for his improved skill-set, one-punch power and post-fight celebrations, which include popular Fortnite dances.
In his most recent bout on April 20, in New York City, Lopez knocked out Finland’s Edis Tatli in round five. Lopez scored a highlight-reel knockout win over former two-division world title challenger Diego Magdaleno on February 2 in Frisco, Texas.