Teofimo Lopez Recovering From Surgery On Foot
World lightweight boxing champion Teofimo Lopez will be out for a little bit after going under the knife.
Lopez is coming off the biggest victory of his pro boxing career. Lopez made the bold prediction that he would shock the world and defeat Vasiliy Lomachenko. He lived up to his words and his nickname, “The Takeover.” Lopez, who was already the IBF Lightweight Champion, defeated Lomachenko via unanimous decision to capture the WBA (Super), WBC (Franchise), and WBO gold.
Lopez didn’t walk out of his bout with “Loma” unscathed, however. ESPN’s Mark Kriegel reports that Lopez underwent surgery after suffering micro fractures and ligament damage in his right foot. Here is what Kriegel said during a Top Rank Boxing broadcast (via Bad Left Hook).
“The big toe of his right plant foot broke down during the fight. Friday he had surgery in LA to repair microfractures and ligament damage, it’ll be five to six weeks before he can start rehab.”
Lopez has said that a move up to 140 pounds is enticing if he fights the winner of Jose Ramirez vs. Josh Taylor. “The Takeover” has also admitted that there are big money fights at 135 pounds. Many have been clamoring to see Lopez take on the likes of Gervonta Davis, Devin Haney, and Ryan Garcia. One can’t rule out Luke Campbell if he defeats Garcia on December 5.
One fight that Lopez isn’t interested in is a rematch against Lomachenko. “The Takeover” believes the result would be the same. Lopez’s manager has also expressed his belief that Lomachenko is simply too slow for his fighter.