Teófimo López

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Teófimo López
Statistics
Real nameTeófimo Andrés López Rivera[1]
Weight(s)Lightweight
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Reach68 12 in (174 cm)
NationalityHonduran-American
Born (1997-07-30) 30 July 1997 (age 21)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights13
Wins13
Wins by KO11
Losses0

Teófimo Andrés López Rivera (born 30 July 1997) is a Honduran-American professional boxer in the lightweight division. He competed in the men's lightweight event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, representing Honduras, where he was defeated in the first round by eventual silver medalist Sofiane Oumiha.

Amateur career[edit]

Lopez won the US Olympic Trials[2] but Carlos Balderas had already secured the United States' sole lightweight entry into the tournament as AIBA's World Series of Boxing champion,[3] so Lopez was aware entering the trials that at best he could only qualify as an alternate for Balderas (who lost in the Olympic quarterfinals). Lopez was able to qualify for the Honduran team, where his parents are from, and reached the finals of the Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas to earn his place in Rio. Lopez also won the 2015 National Golden Gloves. López competed in the men's lightweight event at the 2016 Summer Olympics representing Honduras, where he was defeated in the first round of the tournament by eventual silver medalist Sofiane Oumiha.[1]

Professional career[edit]

López signed with Top Rank in October 2016,[4] and made his debut on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas fight in November of the same year.[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
13 fights 13 wins 0 losses
By knockout 11 0
By decision 2 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
13 Win 13–0 Finland Edis Tatli KO 5 (12), 1:32 20 Apr 2019 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NABF lightweight title
12 Win 12–0 United States Diego Magdaleno KO 7 (10), 1:08 2 Feb 2019 United States The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas, U.S. Retained NABF lightweight title;
Won vacant NABA and USBA lightweight titles
11 Win 11–0 United States Mason Menard KO 1 (10), 0:44 8 Dec 2018 United States Hulu Theater, New York City, New York, U.S. Won vacant NABF lightweight title
10 Win 10–0 Brazil William Silva TKO 6 (10), 0:15 14 Jul 2018 United States Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Won vacant WBC Continental Americas lightweight title
9 Win 9–0 Brazil Vitor Jones Freitas KO 1 (8), 1:04 12 May 2018 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Mexico Juan Pablo Sanchez UD 6 3 Feb 2018 United States American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Josh Ross TKO 2 (6), 1:57 13 Oct 2017 United States A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Christian Santibanez UD 6 7 Jul 2017 United States A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Guatemala Ronald Rivas KO 2 (6), 2:21 20 May 2017 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Honduras Jorge Luis Munguia TKO 2 (6), 0:48 21 Apr 2017 United States Osceola Heritage Center, Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Mexico Daniel Bastien KO 2 (6), 0:39 17 Mar 2017 United States The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Mexico Francisco Medel TKO 4 (4), 0:58 24 Feb 2017 United States Tony Rosa Community Center, Palm Bay, Florida, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Mexico Ishwar Siqueiros KO 2 (4), 2:03 5 Nov 2016 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Teofimo Andres Lopez Rivera". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. ^ "US Olympic Trials - Reno - December 7-13 2015". amateur-boxing.strefa.pl. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Rio 2016: Carlos Balderas earned 1st spot on boxing team, bypassing Olympic trials". Fox News. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ Rafael, Dan (11 October 2016). "Top Rank adds 19-year-old Olympian Teofimo Lopez". ESPN. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Pacquiao Decisions Vargas". The Sweet Science. Retrieved 14 May 2018.

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