By: Hans Themistode
Even on the morning time, the sound of a fist hitting a heavy bag may be heard. Undisputed light-weight champion Teofimo Lopez refuses to depart the fitness center at occasions. The 23-year-old Brooklyn, New York native is at present within the midst of coaching camp as he prepares to tackle necessary challenger George Kambosos Jr. Though their contest is about to happen on June nineteenth, at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida, Lopez has spent the previous few months engaged on his craft.
The aim, in the end, is to not solely maintain enterprise subsequent month however to take action in such devastating style, that the remainder of the competitors will need to eschew from him.
“What I’m attempting to do is ideal my craft as a lot as doable, the place I look so invincible that come June nineteenth, all of those 135-pound guys in my division are quiet,” stated Lopez throughout an interview with Struggle Hub TV. “They don’t need to struggle Teofimo due to what he simply did.”
For almost all of his younger profession, Lopez regarded spectacular. But, he took his recreation to a completely different degree in his most up-to-date efficiency. In mid-October late final 12 months, Lopez took on who many believed was the primary fighter on the planet in Vasiliy Lomachenko. Whereas most gave Lopez little to no likelihood of really pulling off the win, the hard-hitting New Yorker blocked out the skin noise as he walked away with an in depth however clear unanimous determination victory.
The win for Lopez reportedly did extra than simply permit him to change into the youngest undisputed champion of all time. Greater than something, it elevated his confidence to a complete different stratosphere.
“I’m one of the best on the planet man. The Lomachenko struggle elevated me. Once you struggle one of the best and beat one of the best, you study one thing from that fighter.”
Along with his self-belief by means of the roof, Lopez is set to make a press release come June nineteenth, even going so far as to say that he’ll cease Kambosos Jr. in three rounds or much less. No matter his bravado, Lopez claims that he’s taking his man as severe as doable.
“It’s a unique model. He’s a much less skilled man however nonetheless is aware of what he’s doing within the ring. You possibly can’t simply overlook somebody.”