Teofimo Lopez is a professional boxer, who previously held the unified lightweight world title. Lopez was born in Brooklyn, New York to Honduran immigrant parents. At the young age of 6, his father is already training him to become a boxer.

Early Life

One of Lopez’s earliest breakthrough moments is when he joined the US Olympic Trials, which earned him a ticket to the AIBA’s World Series of Boxing. After losing in the Olympic quarterfinals, he was qualified to join the Honduran team and he managed to reach the Olympic qualifying tournament. He also joined the 2015 National Golden Gloves in Las Vegas and won it.

Height / weight 1.73 m /
Born 30 Jul 1997
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Orthodox
Nickname The Takeover

Shifting to Professional Boxing

Lopez became a professional boxer in 2016, where he signed with Top Rank as his promoter. He was able to debut on the undercard of Jessie Vargas vs Manny Pacquiao. Since he won his debut fight, he was ranked number 9 by the WBA and number 10 by the WBO.

One of his memorable fights was against Richard Commey, a former IBF lightweight champion. Lopez stole the title from Commey after he finished him with a technical knockout in the second round. After the fight, he was approached by Vasiliy Lomachenko and took a photo with him. During the post-fight conference, Lopez was asked about his plans, and he expressed that he wanted to fight Lomachenko without explicitly naming him.

Near-Death Experience

In December 2021, Lopez was taken to the hospital after he fought with George Kambosos. Before the fight happened, he was already breathing hard and showed weakness. His doctor told ESPN that he is really lucky that he’s not dead.

Boxing Record:

  • Total Fights: 17
  • Wins: 16
  • Wins by KO: 12
  • Losses: 1


  • 2013 Bronze Medallist at US YouthNational Championships
  • 2015 Gold Medallist at NationalGolden Gloves

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