The veteran trainer Robert Garcia sees a flaw in the former unified lightweight champ, Teofimo Lopez’s approach as he thinks a new training team might be the answer to his ill fate.
Lopez had a flying start to his professional career as he became the world champion at the age of just 22. The Takeover overwhelmed Vasyl Lomachenko to get his name carved on the world title but since then hasn’t been able to impress the fans.
The Vegas native has been under immense pressure after losing to George Kambosos Jr. back in November 2021. That loss shattered his confidence and has never been the same afterwards.
Lopez survived a scare against Sandor Martin in December last year where he got a split decision in his favour which many thought could have gone easily to the Spaniard.
Now with Lopez gearing up for another run at the title, coach Garcia thinks that Lopez just needs a fresh environment to get back in the mix.
“Teofimo is a great person. He’s a good fighter for boxing too, so I would love to see him perform well and get well and do the right thing. Maybe have better training camps and have better sparring partners.” said Garcia when asked what has been going wrong for Lopez.
Lopez is by no means an ordinary fighter as he climbed to the top quite early in his career. Garcia could have a valid reason for Lopez’s bad form.
As of now, Lopez has no fight lined up for the coming months. The 25-year-old has decided to take some time out and refresh his mind before he can again vouch for the world title.