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Floyd Mayweather: “We Were Laughing Because of How We Manipulate the Game” – Teofimo Lopez Reveals

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“We Were Laughing Because of How We Manipulate the Game”: After Ryan Garcia, Teofimo Lopez Reveals His 15-Minute Talk With Floyd Mayweather and Its Influence on Him

Of late, Ryan Gacia, following the Oscar Duarte win, worked out with Floyd Mayweather. Afterward, ‘KingRy’ declared that he wanted to fight Rolando Romero instead of Devin Haney. It was one of the decisions that infuriated Oscar De La Hoya, leading the same to abuse Mayweather in public. Today, after Garcia, Teofimo Lopez revealed his interaction with ‘TBE’.

Speaking onCigar Talk, ahead of his fight against Jamaine Ortiz on February 8, the current WBC Super-Lightweight champion recounted meeting Mayweather at Shakur Stevenson‘s last fight. Besides lauding Mayweather’s achievements and IQ, the 26-year-old claimed Mayweather was a fan of his.

Floyd Mayweather is a fan of Teofimo Lopez

Floyd Mayweather

On Cigar Talk, Teofimo Lopez recounted meeting Floyd Mayweather last year in November. In doing so, he mentioned that his retirement after the Josh Taylor fight was a publicity stunt. A move he learned from Mayweather himself when ‘TBE’ took a break of almost two years following the Ricky Hatton fight. Therefore, as they discussed how they manipulated the sport, Lopez claimed they laughed.

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I actually ran into Floyd when he went to see Shakur fight against Edwin De Los Santos. Me and Floyd talked for about fifteen minutes. We were laughing. Because of how we manipulate the game,” said ‘The Takeover’. “I can see in his eyes, he’s a bit of a fan [of me],” Teofimo Lopez added. Along these lines, the 26-year-old declared he was open to receiving advice from ‘Money’.

I was trying to get some work with him. I’m trying to learn from the champ someone who has that ring IQ, very high,” said Lopez. “He’s always going to be in the game. What he’s still doing is legendary. For a guy to collect $50 million for three fights without even trying anything is a smart move,” he concluded.

In addition, Lopez explained how Floyd Mayweather helped him become a better fighter in the sport.

Mayweather taught Lopez to stay ready

Ryan Garcia Floyd Mayweather

According to the current WBO Super-Lightweight champion, who knows Rolando Romero’s weakness, Floyd Mayweather has left “the blueprint” for everybody. However, Lopez believes only the smart fighters can “adapt to it“. As per his statements heard in Cigar Talk, Mayweather helped Lopez to make his weight for an upcoming fight. “What he did was basically stay in the gym and watch his diet,” said Teofimo Lopez.

Right now, I’m like 148. I can make weight tonight. I can make weight tomorrow. So, it’s all about always staying ready,” he added confidently. With that said, do you think that Lopez is manipulating the sport of boxing in the same manner Floyd Mayweather did? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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