Teofimo Lopez’s time close to the highest of the pugilistic mountain proved to be transient. Though a win over Vasiliy Lomachenko vaulted him onto the world stage, George Kambosos Jr. finally knocked him off his excessive horse.
A rebirth of kinds was wanted for the loquacious former champion, one which he sought at 140 kilos. To this point, back-to-back victories have satisfied Lopez that he belongs with the remainder of the division’s elite. Nevertheless, whereas he stays dangerously assured, the 25-year-old was given a perplexing puzzle in his final outing towards Sandor Martin.
On December tenth, on the Hulu Theater in New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard, Martin unexpectedly dropped Lopez within the second spherical. Along with having his chin checked, Martin loved large spurts of success by boxing on the again foot.
Lopez although, continued to press the difficulty, resulting in a considerably controversial cut up resolution victory. Lopez Sr., his bombastic father and coach, up till not too long ago, had but to assessment the precise tape from his son’s efficiency. Having executed so not too long ago, Lopez Sr. concludes that the previous champion had placed on one helluva present.
“I noticed the struggle as a result of I hadn’t seen the struggle so I went again and I seen the struggle with Sandor Martin,” stated Lopez to BoxingScene.com. “He appeared good, he appeared sharp, he didn’t get drained.”
Lopez Sr.’s glowing critiques have not precisely been shared by the remainder of the boxing public. Within the eyes of many, the previous unified champ was comparatively fortunate to flee with the win. The constant chastisement that Lopez is now enduring, is flummoxing to Lopez Sr. Only one 12 months prior, Martin reeled within the largest win of his profession towards Mikey Garcia, successfully ushering him into retirement. Though Lopez Sr. is properly conscious that expectations are extraordinarily excessive for his well-known son, he urges the general public to mood down their conjecture.
“I don’t perceive one thing, my son simply beat the man who retired Mikey Garcia. And, everyone is like yo ‘Teo didn’t look good or Teo was imagined to knock this dude out.’ You possibly can’t knock out a dude that doesn’t go to the struggle attempting to struggle. There wasn’t no alternative there for us to drop this dude.”