Through Jeff Aaron: Teofimo Lopez says he will star in the movie Creed III next year when it releases in November 2022. Undefeated lightweight champion Teofimo (16-0, 12 KOs) says he “hustling” when he’s not in the ring, he’s moving with his life.
In another bombshell, 24-year-old Teofimo reveals that he is Bound for his title defense this Saturday night against George Kambosos Jr. (19-0, 10 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York. Teofimo is brag about being hurt, and someone must tell each other because he is going to spoil his fight.
While Teofimo won’t say what his injury is, it’s believed he has an injured biceps because he reportedly played sports with a wrap around it.
Teofimo’s injury isn’t bad enough to be taken out of the fray, but it’s troubling, especially for the gamblers entering the match.
If Teofimo is injured, we may have a longer fight. Hopefully the injury won’t cause Teofimo to retire on Saturday night or be withdrawn between rounds.
As you can imagine, there’s been a lot of finger pointing at Teofimo, his team, and the event’s promoters in the aftermath of the fight. Fans will be outraged that Teofimo was allowed to fight with a pre-existing injury.
“Even when it’s not in my sport, I’m perfecting my craft, and I’m also grinding and rush to make other moves. Creed III is coming out, I’m inTeofimo Lopez told Fight Hub TV.
“It’s because of the hard work I’ve put into it. If I want more, I have to do more. That’s the mentality I have,” said Teofimo.
It’s a good thing Teofimo got a part in the Creed III movie, but he can’t let this go to his head.
If Teofimo loses before the movie comes out next year, it could take some shine to him getting a part in the picture. It could well be Teofimo’s last film if he is defeated by Kambosos and his career deteriorates.
“I fought against Lomachenko pain. I had a tear in my wrist and I had a completely torn ligament in my right foot, fighting the best fighter in the world at the time,” Teofimo said.
“No fans, no audience, quiet as hell. What else can you do? We’re all going to get hurt in fights. I’m going to hurt this fight too, but it’s part of the game, and it’s part of it.
“That’s what separates the greats from the legends,” Teofimo said. “I’m here fighting this injured guy too, but the mentality is different,” Teofimo said, sounding proud of his injury.
If your promoter is Eddie Hearn, you must be a little hesitant to hear Teofimo brag about his injury as if it were a badge of honor.