Contempt might be an understatement for the way Teofimo Lopez feels about Keyshawn Davis.

Lopez, the WBO 140-pound titlist from Brooklyn, New York, has no shortage of bad blood with his peers in the sport, the latest of which appears to be Davis, the highly-regarded greenhorn from Norfolk, Virginia.

The two fought on the same card last week put on by their promoter, Top Rank, at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.

Davis, 24, put on a dominant performance against Jose Pedraza, stopping the Puerto Rican veteran in six rounds in their lightweight bout.

In the main event, Lopez (20-1, 13 KOs) outpointed Jamaine Ortiz in a 12-round bout widely criticized for being boring; Ortiz (17-2-1, 8 KOs), in particular, rarely engaged, electing to circle away from any hint of action. Lopez, for this part, was on the front foot but repeatedly failed to find ways to cut off Ortiz’s motion.

Davis (10-0, 7 KOs), who had a small skirmish with Lopez during fight week, called out Lopez after he stopped Pedraza. Lopez immediately dismissed Davis.

In a recent interview, the 26-year-old Lopez, a former unified champion at 135, continued to play down Davis as a potential opponent.

“This kid Keyshawn Davis they talkin’ about, he just wants an easy route to be famous,” Lopez said on the Punsh Drunk Boxing podcast. “So big-headed. Completely big-headed. Hasn’t done anything in the sport of boxing. Doesn't even have a world title. Those little belts that he has. I got that the first year I turned pro. Sh!t that was in three years, three years and some change, I became a world champion at 22 years young (with a win over Vasiliy Lomachenko).”

In any case, it is not likely Lopez and Davis will meet in the ring anytime soon.

Promoter Bob Arum, who promotes both fighters, indicated that he thinks it is too premature for Davis to fight Lopez at this time. Arum was otherwise impressed by Davis’s win over Pedraza.

“I know Keyshawn wants to fight him,” Arum told Keith Idec of,“but I think it’s a little too early for Keyshawn, although Keyshawn surprised me [Thursday] night. He was incredibly good against an experienced fighter.”

Sean Nam is the author of Murder on Federal Street: Tyrone Everett, the Black Mafia, and the Last Golden Age of Philadelphia Boxing.