Teofimo Lopez has had his fair share of ups and downs in his professional boxing career. Owing to the fact, The Takeover dominated the lightweight division in the past and went on to win the WBA, WBO and IBF titles. The former champion also withstood a career-ending medical condition ahead of his fight against George Kambosos Jr.
After losing to Kambosos, Lopez moved up to the 140-pound division. The American boxer proved naysayers wrong by bouncing back with three successive wins in the new weight class. He handed Josh Taylor his first pro boxing loss and also won the WBO super lightweight title in his last boxing bout.
Teofimo Lopez invites Floyd Mayweather for a sparring session
Teofimo Lopez is very active on social media and offers his ideas to improve the sport and discusses several things related to boxing. The Takeover also showers praise on young stars and he has done quite recently as he congratulated Abdullah Mason for his win.
Speaking about his interests, the former unified champion sent a formal invite for a sparring session to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather. The Takeover expressed his wish of training with Floyd and also revealed that he wants to take notes and learn about his ring IQ.
— Teofimo Lopez (@TeofimoLopez) July 2, 2023
Floyd is often considered one of the greatest boxers and Teofimo Lopez can probably take notes and use them for his future fights.
Is Teofimo Lopez still actively boxing?
As mentioned earlier, Teofimo Lopez has gone through a lot in his pro boxing career and it seems like the injuries and behind the scene issues with promoters have taken a toll on him. Consequently, The Takeover shocked the world as he announced that he is contemplating retirement after his last fight.
Everyone was expecting Lopez to call out someone or speak about his next opponent after his big unanimous decision win over Josh Taylor. However, the former unified champion sounded frustrated and announced that he will retire if he doesn’t receive enough money.
Considering his age, there is a possibility he might return because Lopez still looks to be in his prime. But he revealed how he feels disrespected and is also unhappy about the money he is receiving per fight. If the offer is right we might see Teofimo come out of retirement.