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Who is Teófimo López?
Teófimo Andrés López Rivera is a well-known American professional boxer. He is a former unified lightweight world champion, holding the IBF title from 2019 to November 2021. Lopez also held the WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring magazine title since beating Vasiliy Lomachenko in 2020 until November 2021.
Lopez represented Honduras at the 2016 Summer Olympics as an amateur. He is ranked as the world’s fifth-best active boxer, pound for pound, by the Boxing Writers Association of America and ESPN, as of October 2021. He is additionally ranked seventh by The Ring, and tenth by the TBRB. Lopez is rated as the world’s best active lightweight by The Ring, ESPN, the TBRB, and BoxRec.
Teófimo López Career
Lopez won the U.S. Olympic Trials, however, Carlos Balderas already had secured the United States’ sole lightweight entry into the tournament as AIBA’s World Series of Boxing champion. This meant that Lopez was aware joining the trials that the best he could achieve was to be an alternate for Balderas, who lost in the Olympic quarterfinals.
Lopez qualified for the Honduran team, where his parents are from, and reached the finals of the Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas, winning his place in Rio. He also received the 2015 National Golden Gloves. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he competed in the men’s lightweight event representing Honduras. He was defeated in the tournament by the final silver medalist Sofiane Oumiha.
How old is Teófimo López?
Teófimo Andrés López Rivera was born on July 30, 1997, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., and is aged 24 as of 2021. He shares his birthday with celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christine Taylor, Christopher Nolan, Delta Burke, Richard Linklater, Laurence Fishburne, among others.
Teófimo López Family
Who are Teófimo López parents?
Teófimo Andrés López Rivera was born in Brooklyn, New York to Teófimo López Sr, and his wife. His parents are Honduran immigrants, his father being a trainer, who began training him at the age of 6. His mother’s name and information are unclear.
Does Teófimo López have siblings?
It is still unclear if Lopez has any siblings as he rarely speaks about them in the media.
Teófimo López Education
Lopez has not spoken much about his academic background. He continues to keep his personal life very private and away from the limelight.
Teófimo López Interests
Lopez’s interest in boxing began at a very young age as he started training under his father at the age of 6.
Teófimo López Wife
Lopez met Cynthia Lopez on a Delta Airlines flight from New York to Las Vegas as an air hostess. She is originally from Nicaragua. They married on April 23, 2019, and spent their honeymoon vacation in Greece.
Teófimo López Kids
Lopez and his sweetheart Cynthia, do not have any children as of 2021. Currently, they live both in their luxurious home in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA.
Teófimo López Height
Lopez as a boxer has a well-built and muscular body with an impressive height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) and a weight of 61 kg (135 lbs).
In October 2016, Lopez signed with Top Rank, making his debut on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas fight the same year in November. He announced himself to the world stage in December 2018 after compiling a perfect 10-0 record by beating veteran Mason Menard with a K.O of the year candidate. In his following fight, he already ranked No. 9 by the WBA, No. 11 by the WBC, and No. 10 by the WBO. He fought another boxing veteran in Diego Magdaleno, ending in another brutal K.O victory for Lopez. He attracted some controversy following his exuberant celebration with Magdaleno still down on the canvas.
His winning streak went on improving to 13-0 with a fifth-round knockout win against former world title challenger Edis Tatli on April 20, 2019. This was on the undercard of Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan, in New York City at Madison Square Garden.
IBF lightweight champion
Lopez vs. Nakatani
Lopez was ranked #4 by the IBF by July 19, 2019, ass he faced undefeated Masayoshi Nakatani. Nakatani was ranked #3, and they faced each other in a final eliminator for the IBF world lightweight title. Lopez knocked Nakatani down with his right hand, in the fourth round, but the referee ruled it a slip. This was the first time Lopez had gone 12 rounds in his profession. He was awarded a Unanimous decision win with scores of 118-110, 118-110, 119-109, setting up a clash with IBF champion Richard Commey.
Lopez vs. Commey
Lopez challenged the IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey on December 14, 2019. He won the IBF title in spectacular style after connecting on Commey with a big right hand and finished him with a second-round technical knockout.
After the ending of the fight, Lopez was joined in the ring by fellow lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko with whom he took a photo.
Unified lightweight champion
Lopez vs. Lomachenko
Lopez agreed to fight unified WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring champion, Vasiliy Lomachenko, on October 17, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 2020. This was the first main fight since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. He defied the odds with no live audience with a stunning upset win as he defeated the highly-regarded Ukrainian by unanimous decision to unify the lightweight division. Lopez also maintained his unbeaten record, with the judges’ scorecards reading 116-112, 117-111, and 119-109.
In the first round, Lopez stayed behind his jab and went to the body, with his opponent offering very little in response. In the second half, Vasiliy began coming out more offensively, landing more punches. But, in the last round, Lopez landed 50 of 98 punches thrown (51%), the most an opponent has landed on Lomachenko in around. As per CompuBox stats, Lomanchenko landed 141 of 321 thrown (44%), while Lopez landed 183 of 659 thrown (28%). Lopez later refused to give Lomachenko a rematch.
Lopez vs. Kambosos Jr.
The first defense of his unified lightweight championship had been planned for June 5, 2021. It was against undefeated contender George Kambosos Jr. prior to being delayed multiple times due to complications involving Lopez testing positive for COVID-19, and disputes over the venue of the fight.
The fight had continued to pursue bids which were won by Triller with a winning bid of more than US$6 million, leading to a fallout between Lopez and Bob Arum, the head promoter at Top Rank. It transpired that the IBF had found Triller in default of its contractual obligation to stage the fight on October 6. Its rights would be given to the second-highest bidder, Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom, thus the fight would be shown live exclusively on the streaming service DAZN. Lopez was defeated on the bout through split decision, 115-111, 114-113, 115-112.
Teófimo López Net Worth
American professional boxer, Lopez, nicknamed The Takeover El Brooklyn is an amazing boxer with 16 wins out of 17 fights. He has become a champion in his boxing career and has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million as of 2021.