Teofimo Lopez put on a boxing master class when he beat Vasyl Lomachenko … but the 23-year-old star tells TMZ Sports it’s actually him who learned from the former pound-for-pound king.
Teo and Loma don’t like each other, but beef squashed now, right? Nope. Lopez had a message for the Ukrainian star … “Thanks Loma, even though, f*** you, but thank you.”
Teofimo — who was a 3.5 to 1 underdog — shocked the sports world when he beat Lomachenko via a unanimous decision win in October 2020 in Las Vegas.
The huge win meant Lopez was a unified lightweight champion … and the scary part is he says he’s still getting better.
“I told everyone years ago, I said, ‘If you don’t get me now, it’ll be too late.’ And I said that years ago and I’m sticking to it.”
Teo says he’ll soon be at a level where none of his opposition can touch him — and that’s in part because of his experience against Loma.
It’s not about Lopez getting faster or stronger, he tells us … “It’s more so the opposition and the amount of knowledge I grabbed off of Lomachenko himself.”
Lopez — who’s fighting undefeated George Kambosos Jr. on June 5 — is still only in his early 20’s … but says he’s already preparing for life after boxing.
His latest business venture … liquor. Teo partnered with One With Life tequila … all in the hopes of securing his family’s financial future.
Hey, ask George Clooney if tequila’s a good investment!!