‘I’ll Put Him on His A**’ – Teofimo Lopez Warns Devin Haney

Published 02/07/2021, 11:33 PM EST
OXON HILL, MD – JULY 19: Teofimo Lopez has his hand raised after his lightweight IBF World Title Elimination fight against Masayoshi Nakatani (not pictured) at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on July 19, 2019 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)


Teofimo Lopez, and Devin Haney, are the reigning champions of the stacked lightweight division. The two have stormed their way up in the division by beating highly competitive combatants. However, the debate of the best lightweight boxer on the planet will never really end until they touch gloves in the ring as reigning champions.

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Both the undefeated champions have expressed their interest in fighting for the undisputed belt. Moreover, they share a cosmic beef with each other, taking verbal jabs at several interviews, podcasts, and their social handles.

Recently, Lopez, who was in an interview with ESPN Ringside, shared an insight into how he envisioned a fight between him and the ‘Dream’ going.

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“What I can say is, they’ll start off as a technical fight. But, in the mid-rounds, towards the ending rounds, I’ll put him on his a**,” said the ‘Takeover’.

OXON HILL, MD – JULY 19: Teofimo Lopez walks to his corner after the seventh round of his lightweight IBF World Title Elimination fight against Masayoshi Nakatani (not pictured) at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on July 19, 2019 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

He continued, “That’s really what I’d say, man, I can’t. That was the type of person for me that I want to knock out and guess what I’m going on.”

Lopez is highly confident of producing the desired results to establish himself as the best at the 135-pound landscape. Furthermore, he added that this bout will be a treat to watch for every boxing fan out there, as both the pugilists are extremely hungry to cement themselves as the best.

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Teofimo Lopez vs Devin Haney – a battle for the ages

Lopez and Haney are extremely skilled fighters who present unmatched challenges to their opponents. This has helped them rise to the top so early in their careers.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Devin Haney trains during the Devin Haney Media Workout at Rathbone Boxing Club on September 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

A fight between them carries vast responsibilities, coupled with the ability to shape the division.

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The year 2021 is exceedingly important for the duo, as they’ll put their titles on the line against different opponents. If they get past those opponents, a 12-round war between the two might be inevitable.

It will be interesting to see how the lightweight roster shapes up this year, especially when two of its best boxers are on a collision course.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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