Mike Tyson Schools Teofimo Lopez on Being ‘the Real One’

Published 11/27/2021, 12:20 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 9: Mike Tyson talks with the media after he was defeated by Evander Holyfield for the WBA Heavyweight tittle at the MGM Grand Garden on November 9, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Holyfield won the fight with a TKO in the 11th round. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson, a highly regarded fighting personality, has seen life from a different end altogether. Back in the 1990s, there was hardly anyone who could match his persona and fanbase. Tyson, in a short span of time, broke into paramount fame. He possessed enigmatic power, solid ring IQ, and sublime movements that helped him become one of the greatest heavyweights of all time.

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Also, post his retirement, Tyson stayed in the news for the anecdotes and fiery one-liners he shared. Even today, he is known for giving some valuable teachings to the young generation because of the experience he holds.

Moving on, the lightweight king, Teofimo Lopez, and his father appeared on Tyson’s Hotboxin podcast earlier this year. Here, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ gave ‘The Takeover’ a significant lesson on being ‘The Real One’.

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He said, “Yeah, so, ‘The Real Ones’ have to know this because this is what normally happens to ‘The Real One’. ‘The Real One’ normally die with no money. So he need to know, this is just a platform for the future. His babies, his grandbabies, and stuff. We forget that because our ego is so inflated with the cameras”

Lopez, still in the early days of the sport, has already achieved enough. On top of that, getting some insights from Mike Tyson himself would fuel him to trace a long way in the sport.

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 05: Teofimo Lopez Jr. celebrates his victory over Ishwar Siqueiros during their lightweight fight at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

On Saturday night, Lopez will enter the boxing ring for the biggest and perhaps the most important fight of his career against George Kambosos Jr. This contest is vital for ‘The Takeover’ as it’ll be his first prime title defense.

Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. – Will this fight stay true to the buzz?

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Lopez and Kambosos Jr.’s fight got scheduled multiple times to finally have a date for November 27.

Ever since this fight’s announcement, both the men have exchanged some words on social media and in their face-off. The rivalry between the two is real, and it’s one for the ages. That said, this feud will finally get settled on Saturday night, and fans are in for a treat with the same.

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What do you make of Tyson’s comments on Lopez?

Watch this story – Best Highlights From Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. Weigh-In and Final Face-Off

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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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