Devin Haney claps back at Teofimo Lopez
Unified lightweight champion Teofimo “The Takeover” Lopez (16-0, 12ko) did the unthinkable in a fashion that nobody believed was possible. Furthermore, the Brooklyn boxer is being anointed as the first-ever four belts undisputed lightweight champion.
Lopez even took to social media to give thanks to all his supporters using the hashtag undisputed.
THE FRANCHISE TAG OR BELT?
However, some feel it was politics that played a role in the once-franchise tag now becoming a belt. The unified champion was shown after the fight with the new WBC franchise belt, which apparently is now transferable. This is a huge change in narrative considering the initial claim that the belt could not change hands.
Well, hold on because this is only the beginning.
If you were to take a gander at the organization rankings, it shows the WBC champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (24-0, 15ko). So this can be confusing to some fans and pundits, given the WBC are basically making the rules up as they go along.
THE CALLOUT AND CLAP BACK
This situation has many inside the boxing community wanting to see the unified champion fight the WBC champion for a definitive claim as undisputed.
Haney is at the top of the list in wanting to challenge that claim. He even took to social media after hearing the unified champion drop his name, asking for the fight to be for “All the belts”.
Lopez has not run away from the topic of fighting his rival. He even made clear the desire to “Shut him up and Destroy his career”.
Both of these champions have a history that is heavily documented. The unified champion has consistently referred to his arch-rival as an “Email Champion”. Well, now it seems that the WBC champion has decided to clap back with a serious mic dropping, turn the lights out, the party is over, and everyone gets out kind of way.
Haney posted a picture of how they explain the undisputed status while congratulating his rival for being the first-ever asterisk champion.
By: Garrisson Bland