What Does Teofimo Lopez’s Tattoo Mean?

Published 06/14/2021, 6:00 PM 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)


Soon to be 24, Teofimo Lopez has attained sheer stardom in his professional boxing career. Although he still has a long way to go, he has made an impressive start, ‘Take Over’ has already been successful in an active career of just 4+ years. The unbeaten fighter holds all four world lightweight titles and is a WBC (franchise) champion.

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That said, Lopez’s personal life activities have also grabbed enough attention. Starting from his workout to his tattoos, ‘Take Over’ has several answers to deliver to his fans. However, he has remained silent on the most private aspects of his life. Although the champion is open about several things, not everyone is aware of the reasons behind his body ink.

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Teofimo Lopez appears to be a fan of tattoos and has plenty of them on his body. While he revealed the exact meaning of one, the other one remains a mystery. Here’s a look into Teofimo Lopez’s tattoos and their meanings.

Teofimo Lopez- Taking Over His Tattoo

The young world champion has “MCMXVI” written on his chest. In roman digits, it means 1916. As Lopez was born in 1997, it is clearly not his birthdate. Much to the dismay of fans, Lopez has never revealed the exact meaning of the ink. Hence, they can only speculate on the same.

Teofimo Lopez also has a tattoo on his back. It is a long artwork that replicates several designs. ‘Take Over’ appears to have made the tattoo quite recently and has revealed the exact meaning of each of those figures to his fans.

The unified 135 lbs titlist said, “So these tattoos that I got behind me, is the four elements of life pretty much you know.”

 “So, it’s earth, water, fire, and air, and the last one I saved for last was, right by my neck area is the tree of life.”

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Despite hailing from the vicious 135 lbs roster, Lopez always seems confident about remaining the best. Although he hasn’t faced many champions from the division, we can see him do that in the future. As of now. ‘Take Over’ is arguably the best boxer from the lightweight unit.

He will look to maintain that record for a long time, thus cementing his place among the greats.

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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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