Teofimo Lopez Details the Role of His Father in His Camp

Published 04/07/2021, 3:01 PM EDT


Teofimo Lopez is the face of lightweight boxing at present. With his colossal skill sets, Lopez has stormed to the peak of the 135-pound division in no time. Despite attaining meteoric success, the pugilist never fails to credit the brain behind his meteoric rise- his father and trainer, Teofimo Lopez Sr.

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Recently, the lightweight kingpin was in a chat with NEXGEN Sports, where he detailed the pivotal role of his father in shaping up his career.

“He’s (father) a major key factor in this. He’s always been on me about certain things like that. To the point where now I feel off if I’m not doing it. I feel like I’m not doing something, I’m not doing my part.”

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“You know, I’m very blessed and thankful that I’m actually able to have my father be that person,” said Lopez.

The Lopez duo is unquestionably the best father-son pair in boxing at present. In the past, we’ve seen many father-son pairs work wonders in the world of boxing, and it seems the ‘Takeover’ is just living his father’s dreams.

Lopez is undefeated with a cracking resume comprising 16 wins. In his last fight, the 23-year-old overpowered his foe, Vasyl Lomachenko to cement himself as the new king of lightweights.

The 23-year-old even won The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year for his performance. Adding a cherry to the cake, his father was even named as the WBN Trainer of the Year for 2020. However, for the pair, this is just the beginning of a much-promising trainer-trainee partnership in the lightweight division.

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Teofimo Lopez is substantially young and is looking forward to establishing his reign in the dynamic boxing world. Out of all the rugged lightweights, the ‘Takeover’ has made a place of his own and he just wishes to add on to his legacy.

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)

He will look to vanquish every opponent from his way and cement his reign as one of the greatest in the sport. In a few months from now, the unified lightweight king will enter a mandatory title defense bout against the undefeated George Kambosos Jr.

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This will be a tough test for the young champion. Hence, it’ll be interesting to see what the father-son duo comes up with to stop ‘Ferocious’ George.

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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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