'Do I still got it?': What has happened to Teofimo Lopez? - ESPN
NEW YORK -- On the night of Feb. 3, 2018, in the lobby of a Corpus Christi Holiday Inn, I ran into Teofimo Lopez, then celebrating his eighth professional victory, his delighted and doting parents in tow. He was 20, still slight of build and quite pleased with himself, as well he should've been, having just beaten a veteran of 44 fights despite a very-veteran head-butt that left him with a fat protrusion and row of stitches on his otherwise baby face.
He wore a wine-colored tuxedo with a black shawl collar over a black shirt. The effect was peculiarly endearing: part Bar Mitzvah boy, part gangster. He lowered his sunglasses so I could photograph the eventual scar tissue. If Teofimo was eager to be the center of attention, he was even more eager to please: a child star just beginning his ascent in the world of grownups. The day before, in the fighter meetings, Lopez told us his mother no longer had to bartend, that he'd moved his family to a six-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot home in Las Vegas. Yes, the kid had every right to be proud.