Teofimo Lopez recently, revealed the valuable lessons he has learned from boxing great Floyd Mayweather. The American Lightweight is still unbeaten in his professional boxing career (16-0) and currently holds WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles. His recent victory over highly regarded Vasyl Lomachenko, spoke volumes of the talent the 23-year old possessed.
With a match against Devin Haney, later this year a possibility, Teofimo Lopez spoke to Sky Sports in an interview, revealing how Floyd Mayweather has had a major impact in his boxing career.
‘The moment you are disciplined and you have that self-discipline, you are able to do these things without it being so hard’ – Teofimo Lopez
Teofimo Lopez was quoted as saying, “We did it, don’t get comfortable, we’ve got to keep moving. We’ve got to keep working. I learned that from Floyd. Floyd was always someone that stayed motivated. He knew what was at hand. He was always staying in shape for a reason, because he never got caught up in it, and because he was so disciplined. It’s all about discipline. The moment you are disciplined and you have that self-discipline, you are able to do these things without it being so hard.”
Teofimo Lopez is still just 23, and has still got a long way to go. The Brooklyn based fighter has a truckload of talents he’s got to beat, to become the undisputed lightweight champion, viz. Devin Haney, Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia. Can Teofimo Lopez recreate the career of the man who has inspired him?