Top Rank President is Very High on Teofimo Lopez

By Steve Kim

In what was his ESPN debut this past weekend in New Orleans, lightweight prospect Teofimo Lopez impressed the national audience by impressively halting William Silva in six rounds to improve to 10-0 (8 KO's).

Todd duBoef, the president of Top Rank (which handles Lopez) told - "Like I always say, when you have marketability and ability it's the perfect storm.

"That's always the thing you look for, this guy is full of personality, he's got a ton of charisma, he's got swagger and confidence and then he gets in the ring and he's getting so much better."

teofimo-lopez (4)_2

In the past Top Rank has developed the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto from the very beginning of their professional careers to various world titles and millions of dollars.

"I think they all have a different progression. Oscar had that very quick hand-speed, tall, lanky, wicket left-hook. Floyd was just so mature, he was the prodigy of a father who taught him how to throw everything. Cotto was just a beast, he was strong and he muscled his way through there," said duBoef.

And he added - "With Teofimo, if you were asking me who does he look a little bit like? He reminds me a little bit more like Mayweather because he does the pull counter, he sits in the pocket, he's got solid defense, he's on his toes just like Floyd, he doesn't get hit and he hits you with shots you don't see coming."

Lopez's return to the ring is unsure given that he injured his right hand in the early stage of his fight on Saturday and he will be in Los Angeles on Wednesday to see expert hand specialist, Dr. George Shin.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

Tags: Teofimo Lopez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by satiev1 on 07-19-2018

Lol and he couldn't even medal. LMAO.

Comment by mcdonalds on 07-18-2018

#TeamTeofimo :usa:

Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 07-18-2018

I'm a big fan of Teofimo Lopez I think he can be a real force in the sport.

Comment by Mister Wolf on 07-18-2018

Kid has talent.

Comment by kidbazooka on 07-18-2018

Lopez is the truth kid is p4p material.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Photos: Adrien Broner Putting in Work For Pacquiao Title Clash MSG Exec: We Want To Do Biggest, Best Canelo Fights Photos: Cecilia Braekhus Opens School in Uganda Warren 'Fighting For Revenge' in Title Clash on Pacquiao-Broner Gausha 'To Punish' Hernandez on Saturday's Charlo Card Korobov's Manager: This Is A Better Fight Than Charlo-Monroe Baysangurov and AmirKhanyan Headline Show in Kazan Hearn: DAZN wants Canelo to Fight Jacobs and GGG Next Year Chisora Vows To Pounce on Whyte, Take Him To War Showtime To Air Whyte-Chisora Rematch Live From London Barthelemy Could See Pacquiao Stopping Broner in Six Rounds Hearn: Deontay Wilder Not a PPV Star; Talks With His Team Better Jacobs: I'll Move Up To 168 To Fight Canelo; Doesn't Matter To Me Whyte Brushes Off Joshua's Prediction of Chisora Victory Warrington: I Don't View Frampton as Elite, Has Weaknesses Martin Murray Does Not Plan To Rebuild Again if He Loses Povetkin Interested in Facing Whyte or Chisora in 2019 De La Hoya: Canelo Must KO Golovkin in Trilogy, No Decision David Price is Desperate To Taste Victory Again Jermell Charlo Preps For Harrison With a Brooklyn State of Mind De La Hoya: Canelo's KO Opens Doors To New Opponents At 168 Referee Having Sleepless Nights Over Stevenson Outcome David Lemieux Will Fight Next at 168-Pounds, Says Estephan Photos: Manny Pacquiao Celebrates, Throws 40th Birthday Bash David Benavidez: I'm Hungrier Than Ever, More Motivated Dana White Reacts To De La Hoya's Challenge To Fight on May 4 Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne Finalized For Pacquiao-Broner Photos: Pacquiao, Birthday Aside, Putting in Work For Broner Claressa Shields - BWAA's 2018 Female Fighter of the Year Joshua-Miller At MSG Could Bring Khan-Brook To Wembley 4/13 Korobov: Charlo Just Saying It, He Should Prove It In The Ring Anthony Joshua Backs Dereck Chisora To 'Whoop' Dillian Whyte News: Lolenga Mock, Shohjahon Ergashev, Frampton-Warrington Jon Fernandez Bounces Back With TKO Win in Ponferrada, Spain Jaime Munguia vs. Takeshi Inoue - Undercard is Revealed WBC To Fully Investigate Monroe's Use of Testosterone Booster Jermall Charlo vs. Matt Korobov Set Down, Monroe Out Harrison Says Stamina Issues Are Solved as Charlo Fight Nears Wilder: Joshua Skipped Fury Fight To Avoid 'Hard Questions' Jermall Charlo: Canelo is Scared. Where Are You At, Cinnamon?

Latest Active Forum Threads