Exclusive Interview: Teofimo Lopez

By Jeff Zimmerman

Fightnews.com® caught up with the lightweight champion of the world Teofimo Lopez as he prepares to face his mandatory challenger George Kambosos Jr. on Saturday June 19th at the LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida and shown live on Triller pay-per-view. Teofimo shared his view of his era of Haney, Tank, Ryan and himself being compared to the 4 Kings of Sugar Ray, Duran, Hagler and Hearns, the legacy he hopes to leave in boxing like one of his idols Mike Tyson and the challenge that Kambosos poses to him in the ring and much more!

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  • Gotta love this kid, says what he means, backs it up. Willing to fight anyone and make the best fights available. Cheers Teo’

  • Talk about a kid wise beyond his years!…I love how he dismissed the 4 kings comparison; at this point, you can not possibly compare Ryan Garcia and Tank to Hearns and Leonard. It’s a different era for sure and todays fighters don’t have the same mettle of yesteryear, but boxing is never “soft” as Teofimo put it. Fighters are definitely more pamprered now, but at the end of the day, they still go in there and take punches and risk their lives everytime they enter the ring.

    • yea i agree in NO WAY are these 4 twats even close to the level of the 4 kings

  • I like Teo but they need to stop with the undisputed stuff. He’s unified, he’s the man to beat, but he’s not undisputed.

  • Jury is still out – he beat Loma who forgot he was in a fight until the 6rd rd. Didn’t throw a punch for 6 rds and still nearly pulled off the win. The 4 kings comparison is simply nonsense. He has to get past the Aussie in a few weeks and we will have a better picture.

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