Boxing world champion who is worth millions hints at humble career change as BIN MAN because 'it pays better' | The Sun
A BOXING world champion has hinted at a shock career switch to a BIN MAN after sharing a clip on social media.
WBO lightweight-welterweight title holder Teofimo Lopez added The Ring belt to his collection back in June.
The 26-year-old stretched his record to 19-1 after he beat Scotsman Josh Taylor via unanimous decision at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
The flamboyant New Yorker’s next fight is yet to be confirmed although he has a number of stars hoping to face him.
However, the star appears to be ready to take out the trash after tongue-in-cheekily suggesting he is embarking on a new job away from the ring – that “pays better” than boxing.
Lopez shared a clip of himself where he is spotted lifting a trash bag into the back of a truck when he is asked by the person behind the camera: “Are you Teofimo?”
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He responds: “F*** yeah I’m Teofimo?”
The fan asks: “I thought you were retired? You’re a garbage man now?”
The boxer then replies: “Yeah they pay better.”
After the person recording shouts “oh s***”, the fighter then says his farewell before jogging after the garbage truck as it pulls away.
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Lopez announced his retirement from boxing after defeating Taylor back in the summer.
But he eventually confirmed that he would continue as 140-pound champion and now England’s Jack Catterall, 30, is desperate to get a shot at him.
He wrote on social media this week: “If Teofimo Lopez wants it, I’m ready to go.
“We can do it in Manchester or New York.
“He’s the champion so I’m more than happy to come to his backyard and take that title.
“He’s a great fighter and I think we’d give a great fight for the fans.”
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