Via Craig Daly: Teofimo Lopez Sr says his son Teo needs a knock-out against WBO lightweight champion Josh Taylor on Saturday night or he will be disqualified by the judges. Either way, a knockout would be an ideal end to the Taylor-Lopez fight as neither side can rob.
Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) and Teofimo (18-1, 13 KOs) will meet at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Some would argue that Teofimo Sr is ready to defend the fans if Teo loses to Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) because by talking loot first, it is predictable that he will use strategy cloud the water.
One would hope that Teofimo Sr will be on the right track after his son’s defeat, but what we see when he talks about Teo getting injured in the loss to George Kambosos Jr, we can see a reason. some reason is given if things are not so. go their way.
There was a lot of bad blood on both sides in Saturday’s fight. Taylor doesn’t like the way Teofimo Jr talks about wanting to “kill” him, but there’s also a lot of other things he doesn’t like about him.
For example, Teofimo adorns his ring credentials by asserting that he is an undisputed former lightweight champion, which he is not because he has never won a WBC title. .
“That boy is scared, man. I cannot wait. That boy is scared,” said Teofimo Lopez Sr Last press conference, about Josh Taylor. “It’s all about entertainment. “We have to take this guy down.
“If we don’t take this guy down, they’ll take this damn thing from us because No one wants to see us at the top. Everything has a reason, and this child is scared,” continued Teofimo Sr.
“He didn’t know what was going to happen that night. We know. My son is ready, and he is going to destroy this weird Scottish kid back home. Did you say anything about his dress?
“My son has never been injured in this sport, and this guy said he was going to knock him out in six innings, but then he said, ‘I don’t want all the referees. are all Americans.’ So what’s up, buddy? Will you knock him out in six rounds or are you worried about the judges?
“You don’t mean anything. This guy was scared already. We’re not even in our prime right now. He is only 25 years old. He [Teofimo] not even 20 fights, and right now, he’s going to be unquestionably backing. It’s crazy, man,” Lopez Sr.
“These are dreams made, fought at Madison Square Garden,” Taylor said. “I am definitely training to make him unconscious. Punches are thrown with the real purpose of causing pain and injury. Yes, I have this in my shorts for you.”