Devin Haney calls out Teofimo Lopez…again
In his most recent prizefight, all eyes were on WBC World Lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (26-0, 15 KO’s). While it was the third defense of his title, it was unquestionably against his toughest competition. Despite beginning well, and generally dominating throughout, The Dream did have to brave some late-fight adversity against Jorge Linares. Regardless of the rough patch he had to survive, Haney picked up a unanimous decision win.
During the post-fight interview, Haney called out unified lightweight champion Teofimo “Take Over” Lopez (16-0, 12 KO’s). The two have been engaged in an extended social media rivalry. They are two of the top talents in the division and the only two holding major belts. To date, Lopez incorrectly claims to be the undisputed champion of the division despite Haney holding the WBC title. Most in the boxing world would love to see them mix it up in the ring to put the controversy to bed once and for all.
“If Teofimo wants to get it next, let’s do it for all the belts, for real undisputed!”
Prior to Haney’s fight with Linares, the Take Over said that he wanted to face him directly after. Now that The Dream has taken care of his part of the bargain, let’s hope that Lopez keeps the same energy. Although technically speaking, before Lopez can fight Haney, he must first defeat George Kambosos on June 19. Yet, going into that prizefight, Lopez is the overwhelming favorite to win. Provided that Lopez is actually victorious, we should have a legitimate fight for undisputed on the way!
By: Bakari Simpson