Rematch for what? – Teofimo Lopez

October 23, 2020

 

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King Lopez I does not see any reason to face Loma, again.

 

WBC Franchise, WBA, WBO, IBF lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez has little to no interest in a rematch with Vasiliy Lomachenko.

Last Saturday night at the MGM Grand’s Conference Center in Las Vegas, Lopez won a 12-round unanimous decision over Lomachenko to unify their respective world titles.

Lomachenko’s team had mentioned their desire to secure a rematch. The two-time Olympic gold medal winner believes that he did enough to win the decision.

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“For what? F–k him,” Lopez told TMZ. “I won fair and square. I not only beat him at his own game, but being off for ten months and fighting the guy people said was the best pound-for-pound.

“I went up to him [after the fight] and I said good fight. I grabbed his father, I said safe travels … pretty much saying goodbye to them because I knew I won.

“But he didn’t want to give me back that same gesture — instead he just started laughing like… [he’s thinking] what am I doing here [in their corner]. So, I was like whatever, I did my part. The fighting’s done, I whooped your ass … you cut me, head-butted me and sh-t but it’s fine.”

Lopez was annoyed with Lomachenko for not attending the post-fight press conference.

“That just shows what kind of champion he really is,” Lopez said.

And Lopez made it clear that he’s not going to allow other boxers in his weight class to call the shots – whether it’s Lomachenko, Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis or Devin Haney.

“I’m the king now,” Lopez said, stressing, “I’ve always been the king. I was just the underground king. Now, I’ve been crowned.”

 

EDITED FROM: boxingscene.com


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