Teofimo Lopez has some sharp words for both Lomachenko & Haney
Undefeated lightweight prospect, Teofimo Lopez is very confident and ready to challenge the top guys in the division.
The 21 year-old Brooklyn boxer opened up about feelings toward WBA champion Vasyl Lomachenko and undefeated prospect Devin Haney.
When asked about being built up to only be fed to the WBA champion in the future, he replied,
“I’m not an opponent for Lomachenko! I’m his worse nightmare! Why because at the end of the day he’s [Lomachenko] on his way out.
“I believe they have their plan set on Lomachenko for other things. Lomachenko is in talks of going back down to 130lbs. 135lbs is too big for him. He can’t hang with the big boys.”
The flashy fighter wouldn’t stop there, also responding to comments made by Haney about softening up Mason Menard for him.
“He [Haney] has to say those things cause he couldn’t do it himself! He couldn’t stop Mason, he couldn’t do those things. Stopping him in the 9th going into the 10th, that’s not really a stoppage. It really isn’t.
“The dude can’t hit. I’ve sparred with Devin Haney, he can’t hit for shit. I let him talk the last time we were at the fights. I let him talk. The ones that are loud, that are really loud, are the ones that are really scared.
“I’m older than him, but the kid he has a lot to learn. He still has a lot to learn. So do I, but catch up bro! The thing is that I could’ve bashed him easily the day he went off on me when we was going back and fourth. I didn’t say nothing. It’s okay, I let him get his shine. If anything I did him a favor.”
Lopez is referring to a face-to-face that took place earlier this month. However, since coming back from a hand injury suffered last year, he hasn’t slowed down.
The fan-friendly fighter, with his signature back flip or Fortnite video game dance at the end of a bout is exciting to watch.
The lightweight division is heating up, with the younger generation hungry to get in the spot light. Before making any future plans though, Lopez must deal with Diego Magdaleno February 2 in Frisco, Texas.
Catch that match on the undercard of the Eleider Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev rematch!
By: Garrisson Bland