Teofimo Lopez is widely regarded as one of the brightest talents in boxing at the moment. Ahead of his upcoming fight, we share a few things you might know about the young superstar.
Lopez started boxing at the age of 6 under the tutelage of his father Teofimo Lopez Sr.
Lopez had an extremely successful amateur career, winning the 2015 national golden gloves and a bronze medal at the 2013 US youth national championship.
By stopping Silva in round 6 of their July 2018 bout, Lopez became the WBC continental Americas lightweight champion.
Lopez's October 2020 win over Vasyl Lomachenko where he won the WBA (super), WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles elevated his status to superstardom.
On April 23rd 2019, Lopez tied the not with his long time girlfriend Cynthia.