Teófimo Andrés López Rivera, also known as Teofimo Lopez, is an American professional boxer. He is one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the world, who sits at #6 on The Ring rankings and #5 on ESPN’s ranking, and #8 on TBRB as of January 2021.
The talented young fighter is also known by his moniker – ‘The Takeover’.
Prior to becoming a professional, Teofimo Lopez spent six years as an amateur in the sport. He represented his parents’ home nation of Honduras at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. He also won the National Golden Gloves award in 2015.
In 2016, Teofimo Lopez turned professional when he signed with Top Rank as a 19-year-old. He has since gone on to become a world champion in the lightweight division in just 16 professional fights.
As of 2020, Teofimo Lopez is the unified lightweight world champion after beating Vasyl Lomachenko. He holds the IBF, WBO, WBA (super), and Ring magazine titles. He also reigns as the WBC franchise champion.
The 23-year-old has an impressive unbeaten record in the sport. He has always fought in the lightweight division. ‘The Takeover’ has won tough fights against Masayoshi Nakatani, Diego Magdaleno, among others.
His first taste of stardom came when he put the world on notice with a knockout win against Mason Menard.
His first world title came just three years into his professional debut when he beat the then IBF title-holder Richard Commey via knockout. Since then he has gone on to fight one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters, Vasyl Lomachenko, and has become a global star.
His professional record stands at an impressive 16-0 with 12 of those coming by knockout; this gives him a 75% knockout rate. In just four years into the professional sport, Lopez has become one of the global superstars.
According to Gossip Gist, Teofimo Lopez is worth a reported $2.5 million, as of January 2021. His primary source of income is from his boxing career.
In his most recent fight against Vasyl Lomachenko, he earned a guaranteed $1.25 million along with 40% of the PPV. This value is expected to rise exponentially in the next year.
This valuation will certainly rise in 2021, given the fact that he is now the king at 135 lbs. If he is to make any big fights against the other champion, Lopez’s net worth could skyrocket in 2021.
|Address/Residence||Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA|
|Endorsement||Grant, Contenders Clothing|
|Net Worth||$2.5 Million|
|Achievements||Current WBA Super World Light champion, IBF World Light champion, WBO Light champion, WBC franchise champion, |
Former WBC Continental Americas Lightweight champion, WBC NABF lightweight champion, USBA Lightweight champion, WBA NABA lightweight champion, IBF-USBA lightweight champion.