Now that the dust has settled, the fight ring disassembled and the show is over, one can sit back and analyze the significance of what happened this past weekend in Las Vegas.
A young undefeated star and his father stood against the world and shocked boxing by beating former pound for pound maestro Vasyl Lomaehcnko.
An incredible feat for only a 23-year-old fighter inside sixteen professional fights to now become the main man in the light weight division.
And indeed — one of the new pound for pound stars in the sport.
Following the bout he has now spoken on social media for the first time with a classy reaction to the feat:
With the fight going out on ESPN on non pay per view this past weekend a new star will have been born no doubt.
Reaching a huge audience and delivering an excellent performance concurrently.
Lopez is a highly marketable boxer in America and with a fight style like he has expect big things from here on out.
Athletic, skillful and a huge heart. He’ll go very far indeed.
A bright light to lead the way home in 2020 in a forgettable year for boxing and the sport.
With so many emerging young fighters emerging in American boxing at the moment the future is indeed bright for the sport.
In a year that has seen chaos for all sports and indeed the world, when you look at all the exciting new talent in American boxing breaking though at the moment there are plenty of positives to take out of it.
Out with the old in with the new — as Lopez said himself post fight.
Teofimo Lopez, remember the name.