‘Shoutout to the Judges for Their Service’ – Teofimo Lopez Hilariously Claps Back at Vasyl Lomachenko

December 19, 2020 9:30 am

Newly crowned lightweight king Teofimo Lopez has sarcastically reacted to Vasyl Lomachenko’s claims. The American beat Lomachenko via unanimous decision back in October. It was a scorecard that caused a lot of controversy, and Lomachenko finally had his say on the matter. However, unlike his usual self, he claimed that they bribed the judges to score in favor of Teofimo Lopez.

Here’s how ‘The Takeover’ responded to these claims.

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)

He took to Twitter to respond, but had no intention of seriously shutting down the accusations. Instead, he thanked the judges sarcastically for their role in his victory. He wrote, “Shoutout to the Judges for their service!”

Thus showing that he isn’t bothered by the Ukrainian’s comments about the judges.

Lopez has been very vocal about his victory and believes he won the fight regardless of the scorecard. This is also the opinion that most boxing fans will share. Though the scorecard was not a fair reflection of the fight, Lopez still did enough to get the victory. So him reacting in this way is completely justified, as he has nothing to prove.

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What did Vasyl Lomachenko say about his loss to Teofimo Lopez?

The Ukrainian broke his silence on the decision when he spoke on his YouTube channel. He said, “I took one round from the first half of the fight and five rounds from the second half–from round seven to round 11. We’ve got six each, which is a draw.”

He then claimed, “What does it say? It’s not about bias, it’s about being bribed. There was nothing about honest judging. I don’t know whose game it was. I do think it was somebody’s game.”

These are serious allegations from the Ukrainian. And what makes it even more bizarre is that both fighters are represented by the same promotion. It is one of those comments where, just like Lopez, everyone will just ignore. What did you make of Lomachenko’s comments on Teofimo Lopez’s victory?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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. The latter is a discipline in which he holds a level 3 certification from the British Council's Premier Skills. He has covered some of the biggest boxing stories over the last year. These include Mike Tyson's comeback and Teofimo Lopez's ascent to the pinnacle of the lightweight division. This boxing enthusiast's tryst with the sport began when his favorite puncher, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Wladimir Klitschko to become the heavyweight champion. While he still admires 'AJ', he has developed a deep admiration for 'Sweethands' Caleb Plant. Besides his professional pursuits, Leonardo is an avid musician who is proficient with the guitar and the ukulele.

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