Teofimo Lopez Places ‘Fat’ Gervonta Davis at Fifth Place in Lightweight Rankings – You Won’t Believe Who Is Second

Published 01/08/2021, 8:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: Teofimo Lopez Jr celebrates after defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko (not pictured) in their Lightweight World Title bout at MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)


Lightweight king Teofimo Lopez has given his top-5 lightweight fighters in the world right now. However, as with anything to do with the eccentric lightweight champion, Lopez has made some bold choices. Here’s how his list looks.

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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)

Speaking to Lance Pugmire on the ‘Pug and Copp’ show, Lopez gave his top five lightweights. Obviously, he was at number one. However, at number two he put Vasyl Lomachenko. Then followed it up with, “3,4, and 5… Devin, Garcia and then ‘Tank’.”

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This will surprise fans for different reasons. Since his victory over Lomachenko, Lopez has been quick to criticize him but yet has him as the second-best. Furthermore, he has openly trashed Haney before, but has him ahead of Garcia. Finally, he put highly rated Davis at 5.

However, Lopez explains his choice of ‘Tank’ at 5. He said, “The reason why I say ‘Tank’ is last because he hasn’t fought enough at ‘35. He just started going up because he’s too fat to make 130 and then he made 130. Good for him.”

Although, many would love to hear why he put Lomachenko at number two.

READ: Teofimo Lopez Not Happy With Vasyl Lomachenko -Says He’s Not Acting Like a Champion

Teofimo Lopez says Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis should fight

Lopez talked about the potential Garcia-Davis fight and said it should happen “They’ve been talking about it for years now. Same way me and ‘Loma’ been talking about it for years. We’ve been talking about it so that fight should definitely happen for the fans,” said Lopez.

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“I think it will be a good fight, intriguing fight, and I think that, definitely man, me and ‘Loma’ did our part, now it’s time they do their part, and then we make the fights happen more.”

So Lopez thinks that if that fight happens, it will pave way for more fights in the division. Furthermore, given the fact that he called Davis ‘fat’, we could see it escalate.

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Therefore, it is possible that if Gervonta Davis fights Ryan Garcia and wins, we could see him fight Lopez too. What do you make of Teofimo Lopez’s list and where would you put Davis?

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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.

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