‘Everybody Was Being a D**k to Me and My Father’- Teofimo Lopez Rejects Rematch With Vasyl Lomachenko

Published 01/06/2021, 6:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, 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)


Newly crowned unified lightweight champion of the world, Teofimo Lopez, has lashed out at Vasyl Lomachenko yet again. The undefeated fighter did not hold back when explaining why he will not give the Ukrainian an immediate re-match.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Teofimo Lopez Jr punches Vasiliy Lomachenko 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)

The two fought in what was one of the first major events after the COVID-19 shutdown. The fight lived up to expectations, and Lopez pulled off an upset to beat the Ukrainian. The majority of fans agreed with the decision; Lomachenko called foul play.

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Lopez said he will not give the Ukrainian an immediate rematch after the fight. Instead, he wants to fight the other big names. However, he has now explained his stance on the rematch. Speaking to Fight Hub TV, Lopez said, “Because imma be a d*k. Because everybody was being a d**k to me and my father.”

Clearly, Lopez was not happy with the lack of respect before the fight. This showed in their contract too, which did not include a rematch clause. Of this Lopez said, “You didn’t want to put a rematch clause on our contract, you know, you ain’t want to… there’s a lot of things. I can get real dirty into this. But I’m not. I’m going to look the other way.”

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Teofimo Lopez says he is looking for bigger and better things.

With his victory over the Ukrainian, Lopez can now call the shots with his next move. So the champion spoke about this too. He said, “I’m looking for bigger and better things. This is where I determine what my future is going to look like and how I determine it.”

However, he made sure he will not be one of those fighters who picks and chooses his opponents. “And it’s not going to look like a cherry picker. Never that,” said Lopez.

These comments suggested that he wants all the big names in the division.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 20: Teofimo Lopez celebrates his fifth rounf knockout of Edis Tatli during their lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

After his victory, Lopez said he would like to fight WBC champion, Devin Haney. The WBC belt also happens to be the only one missing from his collection.

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Despite this, he has also stated his desire to move up to 140. Either way, we now know that his next fight will not be a rematch with Vasyl Lomachenko and now, we know the reason why.

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READ: ‘You Couldn’t Do Nothing!’ – Teofimo Lopez Rips Devin Haney During Canelo vs Smith PPV

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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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