‘F*** Him on Everything’ – Teofimo Lopez Rips Vasyl Lomachenko for Calling Their Fight a Draw

Published 05/26/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Vasiliy Lomachenko fights Teofimo Lopez Jr 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 a gruesome in-ring encounter, Teofimo Lopez and Vasyl Lomachenko don’t seem to have relinquished their rivalry. While Lopez took out Lomachenko for the unified 135 lbs belts via unanimous decision, the Ukrainian legend wasn’t pleased with the outcome.

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He has constantly demanded a rematch and has claimed that their original fight was a draw, demeaning the official outcome. However, Teofimo Lopez doesn’t seem interested in a rematch. Ahead of his title defense against George Kambosos Jr. on June 19, ‘Take Over’ took a dig at Vasyl Lomachenko.

“Loma, I heard big news that you wanted to quit, and retire, and everything after this loss. And how you were so deep in your head and how you wanted to quit, an all those things, and how you was going through a depression. So, they all telling him to say a draw because they don’t want him to mentally go down like that,” said Teofimo Lopez.

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He added, “I heard he even wanted to kill himself at one point. So you know, F*** you and F*** him on everything.”

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The first fight was a close encounter, which would validate a rematch soon. Nevertheless, both men have aligned themselves with their respective opponents. So, they may not collide again anytime soon. Despite that, as they are two of the top-tier figures at 135 lbs, a second fight looks probable. Here’s a look back at their first fight.

Teofimo Lopez vs Vasyl Lomachenko- The Winner took it all

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In one of the biggest PPV events of 2020, Lomachenko and Lopez boxed each other in an absolute thriller. While many had predicted to see a stoppage, the fight went to the judges’ scorecard.

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)

Though Lopez won, both men had their moments in the fight. The slugfest saw both pugilists give it their all. However, the 23-year-old dominated the bout, handing Vasyl Lomachenko the second loss of his pro career.

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Do you think Teofimo Lopez vs Vasyl Lomachenko 2 should happen?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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