5 interesting facts about Vasyl Lomachenko’s next opponent Teofimo Lopez

Cheeky and young boxing superstar Teofimo Lopez has come a long way in just four years of activity in the professional unit. He is the IBF lightweight champion and has set a pro record of 15 wins with 12 knockout games.

Even so, Lopez can become the unified lightweight champion in the world if he defeats Vasyl Lomachenko in his upcoming 12-round bout on October 17th. While many believe Lomachenko won’t lose, Lopez has every chance of landing a stunner.

He has beaten odds all his life and has already established himself as one of the most famous lightweights of the active squad. He is confident of becoming the uniform champion too. However, he cannot afford to degrade Lomachenko’s abilities. That said, several factors could influence the fight.

Here are five facts about Teofimo Lopez that you should know.

Teofimo Lopez is trained by his father

El Brooklyn was trained and run by his father all his life. Without Lopez Sr. he would never have been a boxer. While Lopez seems like a bold superstar, he also has an emotional side.

Lopez is constantly switching from a son and a student and knows his father differently. While it’s unique and spectacular, he also reckons it will be difficult. In a recent video, he choked and cried while talking about his father. Many people may not know, but Lopez has a very sensitive relationship with his father.

Great run on the amateur track

Before turning pro, Lopez was also successful in the amateur zone. He won the National Golden Gloves in 2015. He also competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics for Honduras. Despite being beaten by Sofiane Oumiha, Lopez still made a statement with his performance.

Family man

Teofimo Lopez is married to Cyntia Lopez and the young couple is currently living their dream life. While Lopez is only 23 years old, he’s one of the youngest husbands in the entire boxing circle. Being responsible at such a young age is an inspiration to many.

A superhuman grandfather

According to ESPN’s report, Teofimo’s grandfather was so strong that people believed he could wrestle with cops. So it is clear that Lopez has the fighting spirit in his veins from his family. His father was also a boxer, and the IBF defending champion continues the legacy by being one of the most sensational fighters of modern times.

5 fight knockout winning streak in less than a year

‘El Brooklyn’ Lopez started his professional run on a high note. From his debut against Ishwar Siqueiros in November 2016 to his fight against Ronald Rivas in May 2015, Lopez knocked out all five of his opponents. Still, he’s one of the division’s best puncher at this point.

His upcoming fight is the most important one for his career. So Lopez will give everything when the bell rings.

Continue reading: Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez – Fight Analysis and Prediction

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