‘He Has to Get It Together’ – Devin Haney Confused With Teofimo Lopez’s Trash Talk

January 22, 2021 4:30 pm

Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez are at it again. The two lightweight champions have engaged in yet another verbal battle ahead of their potential fight. Here, ‘The Takeover’ ridiculed Haney’s trash-talking skills, while ‘The Dream’ showed his confusion about Lopez.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Teofimo Lopez Jr walks to the ring before the Lightweight World Title bout against Vasiliy Lomachenko (not pictured) at MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

According to multiple reports, the two will meet in the ring to settle their differences. However, until then, neither one is holding back. Both fighters spoke to SkySports and have only added to their rivalry.

Speaking of Haney, Lopez said, “He needs to step up his game in talking. He sucks at it, man. It’s horrible. It’s bad.” 

He ridiculed his ability to sell a fight and said Haney can only say things that are scripted. ‘The Takeover’ also claimed he would help him out and tried to help him in the past.

“We’re going to help him out in the process. We’re going to whop his as*, we’re going to make the fight. I tried to save his career. I did, I did. Kid you not, I tried to protect his career. I told him, ‘hey, 3-5 years, work your way up.”

READ: Teofimo Lopez Reveals How Mike Tyson Convinced Him to Fight Devin Haney

Devin Haney fires back at Teofimo Lopez

As you can expect, ‘The Dream’ did not agree with these comments. He questioned Lopez’s intention of saving his career, saying that they’re not friends. Thus, this comment showed that the two fighters are not just trying to hype up their potential bout.

He then fired a few shots of his own, claiming Lopez says different things in different interviews. “One day he’s about to send me a contract. He’s going to send me and Kambosos a contract and whoever signs it first, gets the fight. These lies aren’t adding up. He has to get it together,” said Haney.

Both fighters are coming off victories and during a similar time frame. Moreover, Lopez has expressed his desire to fight him, while Haney has called out ‘The Takeover’ to get the ‘real belt’ from him.

Therefore, all these aspects make it a fantastic fight for fans. Both fighters dislike each other and don’t shy away from showing it. However, as we’ve seen in the past, making the fight could be difficult. Only time will tell if the two will meet in the ring.

Do you think Teofimo Lopez and Devin Haney should fight each other? Who do you think would win?

READ: Devin Haney Tells Mike Tyson that Teofimo Lopez Does Not Want to Fight Him: ‘He Just Said it in an Interview’

Leonardo Carvalho

Leonardo Carvalho is a boxing journalist at EssentiallySports. His love for the sport stems from the fact that he is an athlete who has played soccer at a high level for several years; he represented his state at a National Level meet. His passion for soccer and fitness led him to admire the challenges of a boxer, and he now writes about the sport he has learned to love. His favorite boxers are Anthony Joshua and Caleb Plant.

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