fighter

Teofimo Lopez

Weightclass: Weghtclass

  • 6wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 5kos

AGE:
19
Birthplace:
Brooklyn, New York
Height:
5’8”
reach:
-
Managers:
David McWater
Trainers:
Teofimo Lopez Sr. (father)

fighter feed

Teofimo Lopez

Just 19 years old, Teofimo is a sensational prospect at 135 pounds. A former amateur standout, he earned a place at 132 pounds on the 2016 U.S. Olympic boxing team in Rio de Janiero, but questionable politics in the amateur program took it away from him. Teofimo instead represented Honduras – the birthplace of his parents – at the Olympic Games.

He’s been very active since his debut, with five fights in his first six months as a pro.

In his last fight on May 20 in New York, Teofimo won by second-round knockout against Ronald Rivas. The scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Terence Crawford vs. Felix Diaz main event at Madison Square Garden.

The Ring’s Mike Coppinger reported from ringside [excerpts]: Teofimo Lopez, another highly-regarded Olympian from Top Rank’s stable, kept his 100 percent knockout ratio intact with a second-round beatdown of Ronald Rivas in a lightweight bout.

The Brooklyn native landed a left hook right on the button that sent Rivas sprawling backward, and the contest was immediately halted. [End Coppinger item]

In an earlier interview, Teofimo said, “My father is my coach, and we go to different gyms sometimes. Right now I’m training at a place called ‘Club KO’ in Pembroke Pines.

“I’ve sparred with a lot of pros. Sometimes they would invite me to go to their training camps, sometimes they were here in my area. I’ve been in training camp with Shawn Porter at the time he was fighting Keith Thurman, and Brad Solomon, helping them get ready for their fights, and they were both 20 pounds bigger than me.

“I also sparred with Guillermo Rigondeaux and Luke Campbell, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist. I’ve sparred with many, many, many professionals since I was 13 years old.

“I’m an entertainer – got to entertain! My style – I’m technical, very technical. I’m very smart when I’m in the ring, like Albert Einstein. I’m like a Sugar Ray, Floyd Mayweather – I’m a boxer, but if the knockout comes, it comes.

“I don’t have a nickname right now, but people know me as Gordo.”

Teofimo Lopez Sr. said that the name ‘Teofimo’ runs far back in his family history: “My family is originally from Spain. Teofimo is the name of my father, my father’s father, and his father. What happened was, there were nine brothers and one sister in the family. It was a tight-knit family, and my father was the third son. He was the only one to leave the family. He went to Brazil and from Brazil he went to Honduras, where he met my mother. He was the only one that got the name.”

fight history

  • 2017

    In his last fight on 7-7-17 in Tampa, FL, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Christian Santibanez (5-6): the bout was co-featured at the A La Carte Event Pavilion; Santibanez gave a determined effort, but Teófimo pressed forward, consistently landed the harder punches, and dominated the fight; scored 60-54 on all three scorecards

    On 5-20-17 in New York, NY, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Ronald Rivas (5-5-2): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Terence Crawford vs. Felix Diaz main event at Madison Square Garden, and Teofimo quickly overpowered Rivas; he scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:21.

    On 4-21-17 in Kissimmee, FL, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Jorge Luis Munguia (12-8): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Christopher Diaz vs. Jose Estrella main event, and Teofimo quickly overpowered him; he staggered Munguia with a left hook late in the 1st round, then scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 2nd, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 0:48.

    On 3-17-17 in New York, NY, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Daniel Bastien (4-3): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Michael Conlan vs. Tim Ibarra main event at Madison Square Garden, and Teofimo quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a body punch early in the 2nd round, and Bastien was counted out at 0:39.

    On 2-24-17 in Palm Bay, FL, he won by TKO (4th round) against Francisco Medel (10-7): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard at the Tony Rosa Community Center, and Teofimo dominated the fight; he consistently landed the harder punches and wore down Medel; Teofimo rocked him repeatedly in the 4th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:58.

    He debuted at the age of 19 on 11-5-16 in Las Vegas, NV, and won by knockout (2nd round) against Ishwar Siqueiros (3-1-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas main event, and Teofimo quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, both with right hands, then scored another knockdown before the bell with a cuffing punch; he scored two more knockdowns in the 2nd – the first with a right hand to the head, the second with a right hand to the body – and Siqueiros was counted out at 2:03.

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