Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez time: When does fight start in UK and US tonight?

Josh Taylor looks to retain his light-welterweight world titles tonight against former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez.

Taylor, 32, hasn’t fought since his controversial split decision win against Jack Catterall last February. The pair were expecte to meet in a rematch. Taylor suffered a foot injury and was force out of the fight. The Scot will now welcome the challenge of Lopez as the pair meet. Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater in New York.

Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez time: When does fight start in UK and US tonight?

Lopez, 25, moved up to light-welterweight after losing his lightweight belts to George Kambosos Jr in November 2021. The American shocked the boxing world the year prior by ending Vasiliy Lomachenko’s unbeaten run and he now looks for his first big win at 140lb against Taylor. So here’s all you need to know about tonight’s fight…

What time is Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez?
The fight card will get underway at 1am UK time on Sunday morning. Ring walks for the main event between Taylor and Lopez are expected to get take place at around 4:30am, but this is likely to change depending on the results of the undercard fights.

How to watch Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez on TV and live stream

Taylor’s world title fight against Lopez will take place on Sky Sports Main Event, meaning subscribers to the TV service can watch it at no extra cost. Sky Sports subscribers can also watch the fight via the Sky Go app on your mobile, tablet and smart TV devices. A Sky Sports day pass is also available via NOW TV and will cost viewers £9.99.

Fight card
Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez – for Taylor’s WBO and The Ring light-welterweight titles
Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez are both out to make a statement at the other’s expense tonight, with each fighter entering New York City on the back of a controversial win.

Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez time: When does fight start in UK and US tonight?

The undefeated Taylor, 32, last fought 15 months ago, when he retained the undisputed super-lightweight titles against Jack Catterall in Glasgow. Most fans and pundits believed that Taylor had been beaten, however, and the Scot later vacated two of his belts and was stripped of another as he pursued a rematch with Catterall.

That bout fell through earlier this year, though, leading to tonight’s main event, in which Taylor defends his remaining title – the WBO belt – against former lightweight champion Lopez.

When is it?

The fight will take place on Saturday 10 June, at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theatre in New York City.

The main card is set to begin at 1am BST on Sunday 11 June (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET). Ring walks for the main event are then due at approximately 4am BST (8pm PT, 10pm CT, 11pm ET).

How can I watch it?

In the US, the event will air live on ESPN and ESPN+. In the UK, Sky Sports will broadcast the fights.

Sky Sports subscribers can watch the event live on TV. As well as on the broadcaster’s website and Sky Go app.