“F*** You”- Teofimo Lopez Responds to Vasyl Lomachenko’s Criticisms

Published 12/21/2020, 10:39 AM EST
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)


Unified lightweight champion, Teofimo Lopez had a steady response for Vasyl Lomachenko’s criticism, after the latter accused him of ducking a rematch.

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In the original fight, Teofimo Lopez outclassed Lomachenko via decision to get hold of all the lightweight world titles. However, ‘The Matrix’ demanded for a second chance in one of his latest interviews.

Lomachenko claims he can vanquish Lopez in the rematch and vows to understand why Lopez isn’t willing to fight him again.

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Nevertheless, Teofimo Lopez isn’t ready to buy such claims. The 23-year-old was present at the Alamodome stadium on the night of Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith.

Being the unbeaten World Champion, he grabbed a lot of attention, and reporters pounced on him with Lomachenko’s criticisms. But Lopez responded in fashion and dismantled his Ukrainian adversary with words in the interview.

He said, “F*** you, I don’t know what else to say.” Lopez bills himself as the fair winner and isn’t ready to pose Lomachenko ahead of him. So, he had a simple answer for all the analysts.

Lopez said, “Excuse the language, let’s make it PG right now. Excuses, he (Lomachenko) knows that he lost and he is going mayhem right now.

“Trying to find anything and everything because this is someone that they were talking about, hasn’t lost and only had one or two or three loses in the career of almost 500 fights.”

He added, “I think that’s gonna be a very hard pill for him to swallow.”

What’s next for Teofimo Lopez?

Despite grabbing the lightweight accolades, he is still untested against other champions of the division. 2021 can pose some big fights for him, if Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia, or Devin Haney throw themselves against ‘Take Over’.

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)

The lightweight unit has many top-rated champions at the moment, but none have locked horns against each other.

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So, we are yet to see whether Lopez can be equally devastating against the other unbeaten champions or not. But he is already a global sensation, taking the sport to the next level.

He is just 4 years old in professional boxing and is already a superstar and world champion in the hunt for more glory. He has also hinted at shifting weight classes and only future will tell what it has for ‘Take Over’.

Do you think Teofimo Lopez will defend his titles or move up to another weight class?

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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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