Teofimo Lopez made history after he defeated Vasyl Lomachenko in a hard-fought battle back in October of 2017 to become the new unified lightweight champion of the world. Having held the IBF lightweight championship since December of 2019, Lopez made a statement in the division as he handed Vasyl Lomachenko the second loss of his professional boxing career to secure the WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles. In the process, Teofimp Lopez became the unified lightweight champion of the world.
Teofimo Lopez is not the undisputed lightweight champion, however, he holds all the major titles in the lightweight division. Currently, as it stands, Lopez is the unified lightweight champion of the world. Devin Haney reigns as the WBC lightweight champion of the world, while Gervonta Davis reigns as the (WBA) super lightweight champion of the world.
What belts does Teofimo Lopez have?
With just 16 professional bouts to his name, Teofimo Lopez has cemented his position as arguably one of the greatest boxers of all time. Lopez is currently scheduled to face George Kambosos in his first unified lightweight title defense.
While Lopez has repeatedly stated that he is thinking of moving up a weight class, and has no interest in facing Lomachenko next, there’s a reason to believe that Lomachenko will square off against Lopez should both the boxers triumph in their next fight.
The lightweight division is quite exciting, and for Teofimo Lopez to become the undisputed lightweight champion of the world, he will have to get past the likes of Devin Haney, and Gervonta Davis. Meanwhile, Ryan Garcia reigns as the current WBC interim lightweight champion of the world. Needless to say, Garcia is also up in the ranks and will look to cement his position for the title shot.
It’s an exciting division and one that has the biggest names in boxing fighting for the undisputed strap. It will be interesting to see what lies ahead of Teofimo Lopez, who will look to become the youngest undisputed lightweight champion of the world.