Teofimo Lopez Sr: “After Lomachenko, We’re Moving To 140”

Teofimo Lopez Sr says Lomachenko could be their last fight at 135

Teofimo Lopez (left) with father Teofimo Lopez Sr.
Teofimo Lopez (left) with father Teofimo Lopez Sr.

Teofimo Lopez Sr says Lomachenko could be their last fight at 135

IBF lightweight champion Teofimo “El Brooklyn” Lopez’s (15-0, 12ko) days in the division could be coming to a close soon. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Back in 2019, the flashy undefeated champion mentioned moving up before.

As always in boxing, the reason is that it’s getting harder to make weight. Furthermore, with COVID-19 interrupting everything and now that boxing is back, the IBF champion has a date with destiny facing fellow stablemate and top pound for pound fighter, unified champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (14-1, 10ko). Team Lopez has been wanting this fight for a long-time. Provided they get the victory, moving up could be the only logical option.

During an interview with 3kingsboxing and Pep Talk UK, father/trainer Teofimo Lopez Sr expressed that a victory over the unified champion is the ultimate prize, and there is nothing left to prove in the division.

“There ain’t nobody at 135, the man at 135 is Lomachenko, okay. We’re not going to go backward, we are going to get Loma, and we are going to move forward.”

The very vocal father/trainer doubled down by reiterating that this is the only fight that matters, and his son could be moving on after this fight.

“There ain’t no other fight than Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez. After that, we are moving on. I don’t know if we might fight one more time at 135.”

“I gotta see how my son feels. There is nothing else to prove once we get those four belts. I’m going to tell my son to move up to 140.”

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."