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Teofimo Lopez: I Won't Feel Bad When I Whoop Loma's Ass!

Undefeated IBF lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez chuckled when he read the recent statements from his division rival, two-time Olympic gold medal winner Vasiliy Lomachenko.

Lomachenko, who holds the WBC franchise, WBA, WBO titles at 135-pounds, said Lopez "holds my belt."

"He's funny, man. That guy is funny," Lopez said to CBS Sports. "He's a funny dude and a funny little man, that's all I can say. He won't understand until that day happens, honestly. A lot of people underestimate me because I'm young. They don't think I have the ring IQ but he will feel it when it comes. Me and my father, we don't talk our sh-t and not back it up. Obviously we have proven that and will continue to prove that.

"I like the fact that [Lomachenko] says that stuff. It keeps me going, keeps me motivated and keeps me knowing that when I whoop his ass, I'm not going to feel bad afterwards."


The two boxers were being positioned to collide in June.

Those plans were dashed aside, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Top Rank, who promote both champions, are hoping to see them collide before the year is out.

Lopez's father, Teofimo Lopez Sr., feels confident that his will topple Lomachenko when the times comes.

"My father, he's on another level," Lopez said. "My father just wants me to become the best fighter in the world. That's his goal and he's just going to do anything and everything. He believes I can take on anyone. He believes in me 100% and that's why I have all of this confidence.

"Lomachenko knows I'm coming. He could feel it. He is probably training as well as I am. We know what we have on the table and what is going to happen that night. He is probably going to try and do his thing and I'm going to do mine. May the best man win but I'm there to win. I don't need to slide in his DMs. He knows what it is, he knows the memo. Once we get our first press conference and get everything going, I'm going to look him in his eyes and he's going to know what's up."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 04-16-2020

[QUOTE=1hourRun;20514393]Friend, surely you do not wish death upon me? I dont need a excuse, Teofimo has only 15 professional bouts ; Lomachenko should dominate him, otherwise I consider that a pitiful demoralizing performance, which would further reinforce my belief that…

Comment by Shape up on 04-16-2020

[QUOTE=1hourRun;20514198][img][/img] Lomachenko is no baby-face in this. Vasily has been known as a bully when he was fighting smaller fighters at featherweight. Hes no tough-guy now, because hes fighting opponents his own size. [img][/img] Bumchenko is getting that Magdaleno treatment.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by chimichanga2 on 04-16-2020

I can't ****ing wait for this fight. Loma is my favorite fighter. Lopez is a great fighter too. I think Lopez's is doing a great job selling the fight. Also gotta give the kid a lot of respect for taking…

Comment by Silver Spear on 04-15-2020

[QUOTE=1hourRun;20514393]Friend, surely you do not wish death upon me? [/QUOTE] Interesting since you were the one saying ", I will die if Lopez misses weight and does Vasily like Salidoe". Question. If Loma is a hype job, what it Lopez?…

Comment by Silver Spear on 04-15-2020

no need to trash talk. This fight already sold itself. Lopez is going to see the real Loma unleashed. Prideful men rarely do well with losing.

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