Ahead of his fight with Mexican Pedro Campa in Las Vegas this weekend, Teofimo Lopez said he will ‘dissect’ all the top lightweights when the time comes.
Lopez, set to launch 140lbs, spoke to FightHype.com as he prepares to take center stage again. Despite tackling a new weight class, the question of a fight with the big names from his old division still lingers.
The Brooklyn-based former unified lightweight champion is as confident and daring as ever.
“Devin [Haney] there are about five or six errors. Tank [Davis] there are about three, four. Ryan [Garcia] there are about ten. It’s too much for him. Every time he punches, he raises his chin. I will dissect all these boys when the time comes. “
Some fans may think that time yes arrive. In fact, with ‘The Takeover’ now gaining weight, it has been and is disappearing.
Going forward, however, the prospect of Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis running in the ultralightweight division alongside Lopez remains strong. When, or rather if, these wars happen, he says he has one thing that will be the key to victory.
“Time beats everything. Time tempo. Time beats strength. Time even beats IQ. “
Brooklyn native, now 25 years old, not lose to George Kambosos Jr diminish his pompous self-praise. In that match, he lost to WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and Rings belt he had previously taken from Vasily Lomachenko.
He believes the flaws in his record are all about boxing.
“This is what was supposed to happen. All these people are trying to keep their zeros [0 losses] like Floyd and earn a hundred [million.]
I’m grateful that I’ll be the one to show them that you can do all that and more as long as you stay steady along the way. “
Lopez’s claims have been around. The current undisputed lightweight champion, Haney, received the comments and took to social media. He kept his answers short and sweet, tweeting first:
“The weight reduction made his ass delirious…”,
The weight reduction makes his butt happy… https://t.co/YHQLygYToZ
– Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) August 11, 2022
“Teo hasn’t changed… he still has the illusion that he can [be] worse…”
The hatred there paints a compelling picture but the talk of future battles has to be set on ice. Lopez faces a tough test in Campa this weekend at Resorts World Las Vegas. UK fans can watch live on Sky Sports.