“Sounds Like ‘Loma’” – Teofimo Lopez Hits Back at Josh Taylor’s Comments

Published 11/24/2021, 7:30 AM EST
OXON HILL, MD – JULY 19: Teofimo Lopez in his corner after the tenth 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)


The face of the lightweight division, Teofimo Lopez, will finally storm back into the ring after a year. He will square off with George Kambosos Jr. this weekend for his 135-pound title defense. This fight was in contention for a long time, but constant rescheduling took the steam off this contest. However, this fight is finally on track now, and fans are eager to see what happens on Saturday night.

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The lightweight star, Lopez, has been involved in a lot of media interactions since its fight week. That said, he recently went after his rival, and the undisputed super-lightweight champ, Josh Taylor.

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After ‘The Tartan Tornado’ revealed some comments on ‘The Takeover’ and his father, Lopez Sr, Lopez responded, “Sounds like ‘Loma’. At the end of the day, Josh Taylor can say whatever he wants to say.”

Over the past few months, Lopez and Taylor have gone after each other enough. The lightweight stalwart has remained assertive about getting his hands on the Scottish boxer, but Taylor hasn’t shown much interest in locking horns with Lopez.

‘The Tartan Tornado’ became the undisputed super-lightweight champ earlier this year; Lopez seems on the brink of moving up in a weight class. That said, Lopez has his vision set on the ultimate champ of the 140-pound division. Should he beat ‘Ferocious’ on Saturday, he will be in pole position to challenge Taylor for the undisputed super-lightweight titles.

Teofimo Lopez vs Josh Taylor – Will this fight happen by mid-2022?

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For now, both Teofimo Lopez and Josh Taylor have their fights aligned. That said, a fight between the two is impossible in the first half of 2022 because Taylor’s fight is in February 2022.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 18: Josh Taylor of Scotland after beating Ivan Baranchyk of Russia on points during the WBSS Super Lightweight Semi Final IBF World Championship fight at the Muhammad Ali Trophy Semi-Finals – World Boxing Super Series Fight Night at The SSE Hydro on May 18, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Citing that, both the fighters and their teams will have to get in touch to stage a fight by mid-2022. Also, the probability of this fight depends on the outcome of Lopez and Taylor’s upcoming fights.

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Would you be interested in seeing Lopez collide with Taylor?

Watch this story – Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. Stats: Record, Height, Reach, and Knockout Ratio

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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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