Teofimo Lopez Sr: “I Want My Son Fighting Devin Haney At 140”

Will Devin Haney Finally Clash with Teofimo Lopez at 140?

Teofimo Lopez Sr wants to see Devin Haney vs Teofimo Lopez next
Teofimo Lopez Sr with his son (L), Devin Haney (credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank)

Teofimo Lopez Sr. Calls for Devin Haney vs Teofimo Lopez Next


Former unified lightweight champion Teofimo “The Takeover” Lopez Jr (18-1, 13 KOs) is days away from his June 20 battle against WBO champion Josh Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Camp Lopez already has eyes on who they would like to fight next should they defeat Taylor. Dead set in their crosshairs is a fight with the current undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (30-0, 15 KOs).

While speaking FightHype, Teofimo Lopez Sr, father of Lopez Jr, was adamant about wanting to see his son in the ring against the reigning lightweight champion.

“We want to see Devin at 140, and I just want him to see my son. I don’t care about no other fighters. I want my son fighting Devin Haney at 140. Right after this fight (with Taylor), that fight should happen.”

BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD BEFORE

There’s been years of back-and-forth between Lopez and Haney. When both were world champions at 135, The Dream desperately wanted to fight Lopez. The Takeover mocked Haney by calling him an “email champion”. Haney accused his arch-rival of ducking. The heated exchange never resulted in a fight materializing.

However, things could be different this time around. The comments from Lopez Sr counter his previous stance that they were uninterested in fighting Haney.

Haney is seriously contemplating a move up to 140 following a hotly contested decision win over Vasyl Lomachenko on May 20. Lopez has to take care of business against Taylor on June 10, and maybe at long last, these two bitter rivals will finally get it on.

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