Teofimo Lopez Brags About Floyd Mayweather Branding Him as “Smart Guy” Amidst Ryan Garcia Debacle

Published 01/27/2024, 7:31 AM EST

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Teofimo Lopez has been in constant turmoil with the boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Lopez has recently talked about the unexpected move of Mayweather Promotions’ boxer Rolly Romero. At first, Ryan Garcia was scheduled to face Devin Haney, however, on January 6th, he pulled out of the fight stating that he was the bigger draw than Haney. Later, he called out other fighters, moving on from Haney. This list included Rolly Romero, and eventually Isaac Cruz as well. Many thought that one of the fighters between Rolly Romero and Isaac Cruz would be taking on Ryan Garcia, but the situation took an exciting twist.

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The fight between Romero and Cruz was finalized and shocked the entire boxing world. As a follow-up to the interesting development, Lopez posted a lot of smiley emoticons on his social media. So, in a recent interview, Lopez was asked about the reason behind his message on social media. Since Floyd Mayweather is the promoter of Romero, for this reason, Lopez was left impressed by Mayweather and stated that Romero’s decision was quite a “smart” move.

Teofimo Lopez insinuates Floyd Mayweather’s involvement in Garcia-Romero saga

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In a recent interview with ESNEWS, Teofimo Lopez expressed how he found it funny how Rolly Romero followed the course of fighting Isaac Cruz. While Ryan Garcia also seemed to move on instantly. Despite prior claims from Garcia’s side, asserting a bout with Romero for an April 20 DAZN PPV show, the negotiations broke down.

Romero had already moved on from the targeted clash, citing Oscar De La Hoya’s claims of being “priced out” as false. In a surprising turn, Mexico City’s Cruz, actively pursuing a Garcia fight, embraced the opportunity to face Romero, setting the stage for a compelling matchup between two revered boxers. So Lopez said, “Well I’m just laughing because Mayweather is a very smart guy, and he told me I’m a smart guy. I wanna laugh and say kudos to Mayweather.

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Moreover, not long ago, Lopez also went ahead to call himself better than ‘Money’.

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On February 8th, eyes from around the boxing world will be fixed on the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The reason for this collective gaze is the much-anticipated clash between Teofimo Lopez and Jamaine Ortiz, a pivotal moment that transcends mere competition.

In a recent glimpse into Lopez’s preparation, an X account showcased the boxer’s determination amidst intense Ab wheel rollouts—a regimen renowned for fortifying core strength. Yet, amid the physical exertion, Lopez  makes a bold proclamation, hinting at the significance and gravity he attaches to the impending bout. Lopez said, “I take a lot of stuff from Floyd though.” But then, audaciously, he said, “Just kidding, I fight better than him.

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Lopez and Mayweather have this interesting love-and-hate relationship with each other. In one statement, they’re found praising each other, while dissing each other in the next. What are your thoughts about this? Let us know in the comments section.

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