Teofimo Lopez Reveals How a Meeting With Floyd Mayweather Landed Him in Snoop Dogg’s Rap Video

Published 04/05/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 20: Teofimo Lopez celebrates his fifth rounf knockout of Edis Tatli during their lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Achieving success and fame is not an unfamiliar prospect for the 23-year-old Teofimo Lopez. Although his recent win for the unified lightweight straps has made him one of the sport’s legitimate superstars, ‘Take Over’ Lopez seems to have enjoyed a similar aura back in his teenage.

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Today, the world champion is one of the most reputed faces in the sport and is close to umpteen superstars. However, over a decade back, a young Lopez was thrilled when he found a place in Snoop Dog’s rap video.

In interaction with Fight Hub TV, Lopez recalled how he met Floyd Mayweather for the first time when he was just 11. That said, the meet-up landed him at Snoop Dog’s shoot, and the champion reminisced about the same.

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Lopez said, “It was during the time I met Floyd for the first time, and during that time Floyd was, and still is one of the major guys in the game, and I got to meet him and then we had someone that had a connection over there, that they were doing the music video the next day.”

The unified champion added, “And after I got to meet Floyd, the next day we went to this mansion up in the, I don’t know if it’s Malibu or something man, it was big and I just go and we go, and they are just shooting. I can see the guys, I can see Snoop.”

Meanwhile, the tables have turned and Lopez is also a superstar now. With an unbeaten ride of 16-0, the champion is in line for even bigger fights ahead.

What’s next for Teofimo Lopez?

Following a massive win over Vasyl Lomachenko, Lopez will stage his first title defense against George Kambosos Jr. Meanwhile, the fight will also put Lopez’s star power to the test as he has bagged a lucrative $6.02 million purse from Triller.

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His upcoming fight would not be the end of things as the 135 lbs roster is deep and full of elite contenders. Akin to Lopez, there are several unbeaten champions over there. So, it’s safe to state that Teofimo Lopez will not run out of big fights anytime soon. Moreover, he can continue expanding his reign by defending his lightweight straps against all comers.

Do you think Teofimo Lopez is the biggest superstar of boxing at this stage?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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