Eddie Hearn Willing to Shell Out Huge Sums of Money to Schedule a Bout Between Teofimo Lopez and Devin Haney

Published 05/28/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Eddie Hearn during the press conference at the Beacon Theater, New York. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)


Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez are two of the biggest attractions in the exciting lightweight division. Moreover, the pair have a rivalry between them and appear to be on a collision course to face each other. And now, Eddie Hearn has given an update on the potential bout.

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Haney will return to the ring this weekend to box against former world champion Jorge Linares. The pair will fight as the main event of a stacked card. However, Eddie Hearn is already planning for life after the Linares fight for his young champion.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Devin Haney(red and white trunks) celebrates with his coach after beating Zaur Abdullaev(Red and black trunks) by doctor stoppage for The WBC Interim Lightweight Championship at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on September 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)

The promoter spoke to Boxing Social on YouTube and said, “I think Teofimo Lopez is more than up for the fight against Devin Haney. I think he believes he can beat him. And if Devin Haney wins on Saturday, Teofimo Lopez will receive a huge offer to fight Devin Haney. It is an absolute super-fight.”

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Hearn then explained what has to happen if the fight is to go through. “We got to handle business first on Saturday. Teofimo has got to beat George Kambosos. I’m a big Teofimo Lopez fan, but we will be making a sizable offer for him to fight Devin Haney,” said Hearn.

Good news from Eddie Hearn

The comments from the Matchroom CEO showed they are seriously considering ‘Take Over’ as the next fight for undefeated Haney. Thus, this will be good news for fans of the sport as they can finally look forward to this highly anticipated bout.

The Dream’ and Lopez have had several verbal battles over the last few months. Rumors even suggested they would fight each other, as Lopez claimed he sent Haney a contract. However, nothing materialized, and the IBF ordered Lopez to honor his mandatory challenger.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: Teofimo Lopez Jr celebrates after defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko (not pictured) in their Lightweight World Title bout at MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

Despite the collapse, Hearn is one of the best promoters in the game. He often delivers on his word and makes the fights happen. Furthermore, Lopez has also said he wants Haney after his June 19 bout. Therefore, his comments will excite fans as it is now a serious consideration for both parties.

What do you make of these comments from Eddie Hearn? Do you think Devin Haney will face Teofimo Lopez next?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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