INCREDIBLE: Barber Carves Teofimo Lopez on a Fan’s Head

Published 02/11/2021, 6:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: Teofimo Lopez Jr celebrates after defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko (not pictured) in their Lightweight World Title bout at MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)


Out of all the divisions present in boxing, the lightweight roster is filled with extremely talented boxers. These are fighters undefeated and are set to rule the scene at 135 pounds for a long time. However, among them, one pugilist has captured the attention of fans all over. That is ‘The Takeover’ Teofimo Lopez.

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The Brooklyn native is just 23, but he has risen to stardom. His unparalleled skill sets have made him a household name of the sport. He’s far from hanging his gloves, but his fans have already cemented him as a legend.

Recently, a barber named Miquel Quad shared a video on his Instagram. In the clip, he was seen using a clipper to etch Teofimo Lopez’s face on a fans’ head. This video blew the internet and attracted significant attention from the boxing community.

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He captioned the video, “@teofimolopez is a monster! 4 belts and coming for more! Y’all don’t want that smoke.”

Lopez has turned into a fan favorite fighter since a daunting performance in his last bout against Vasyl Lomachenko. That said, the ‘Takeover’ also won The Ring magazine fighter of the year for this fight. He also became a unified lightweight champion that night, making a prolific statement.

Furthermore, he has a potent game plan to become the undisputed lightweight champion.

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The ‘Takeover‘ debuted in 2016 and hasn’t looked back since then. With his sound techniques, fight IQ, and ferocious power, Lopez has vanquished every opponent in his path to the top. He bagged his first lightweight gold by beating the Ghanian, Richard Commey. It took less than 6 minutes for him to dispatch Commey and claim the IBF belt.

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OXON HILL, MD – JULY 19: Teofimo Lopez walks to his corner after the seventh round of his lightweight IBF World Title Elimination fight against Masayoshi Nakatani (not pictured) at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on July 19, 2019 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Keeping his run active in the division, he then took a fight against Lomachenko and the world witnessed what he pulled off there. Reaching the top was tough, but staying there is even tougher and Lopez will have to pull this off successfully to continue being regarded as a legend.

‘The Takeover’ will have to defend his belt against both mandatory challengers, as well as fellow lightweight champions who will seek undisputed and unified title fights.

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Lopez is undeniably in his prime, and if he dismantles some rugged lightweights like Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, or Gervonta Davis, his path to greatness will be all but assured and many more fans may carve his image on their head.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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