Publish Date: 03/03/2019
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
This week’s featured guest on The Ringside Boxing Show is arguably the most-electrifying young boxer in the sport, Teofimo Lopez Jr., whose 12-0 record includes 10 KOs, most of them highlight reel knockouts.
In addition to speed, balance, otherworldly punching power, this 21-year-old meteorite also has the kind of love-him-or-hate-him charisma we haven’t seen since the days of Prince Naseem Hamed, Macho Camacho, Jorge Paez, and Muhammad Ali: Backflips in the ring … home run trots … crazy dances … all of which drives his New York fans into a frenzy.
His father, Teofimo Sr., has his own unique personality, with no fear of controversy, including the very strong opinion that Vasyl Lomachenko wants no part of his son at 135 pounds.
We interview both son and father on this edition, and it’s a wild and interesting ride.
We also get another sizzling report from the UK from Paul McLaughlin, our British correspondent, who updates us on the explosive rivalry that’s developing on advance of the June 1 showdown between Anthony Joshua and Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, James DeGale’s decision to call it a career, and more.
And we hook up with expert analysts Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who marvel at Oleksandr Usyk’s decision to make his heavyweight debut against still-formidable Alexander Povetkin, the sudden implosion of Wilder vs. Fury, the startling size difference between Jacobs and Canelo, and who deserves to be called “Fighter of the Decade” since 2010.
Don’t miss this energetic and insightful edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshowcom, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” an Amazon bestseller.
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