Top lightweight box Teofimo Lopez said that Floyd Mayweather inspired him to stay motivated. The world’s undefeated lightweight champion is currently planning on his next career move after unifying the WBO, IBF, and WBA titles.
Lopez said that Mayweather inspired him to remain disciplined as he prepares for future fights against Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney. The box is still enjoying his breakout year, which ended with earning the top lightweight spot after defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko in October.
Ring Magazine named Lopez as Co-Fighter of the Year. However, he doesn’t want to stop there. He remains committed to the sport. He doesn’t want to relax. Instead, Lopez wants to keep working. He said that Mayweather always stayed motivated. The former champion always stayed in shape because he was disciplined.
Mayweather Inspires Top Lightweight Boxer
According to software sportsbook reports, staying disciplined allows boxers to keep on top of their game. Lopez’s next opponent is the IBF mandatory challenger George Kambosos Jr. However, Lopez also wants to earn the WBC title from Devin Haney to unify all lightweight belts.
Gambling companies are excited about the possibility of unifying the four lightweight titles. Many boxing fans compare Haney with Mayweather. However, Lopez believes that Haney still needs to mature his showmanship and ring skills.
Lopez described Haney’s style as bad. The former said that Haney needed to work on several things. He wants to help his opponent with the process the same way he helped Loma. Also, Lopez wanted to protect Haney’s career. However, he said that it is time to end it.
Lopez and his father believe that Haney would be his next opponent. However, Ryan Garcia is becoming one of the top contenders. He earned an early knockout against Luke Campbell last weekend.
It would be best if you considered becoming a bookie agent before Lopez’s next fight. That way, you can prepare for the next big boxing match, whether it is against Haney or Kambosos Jr.