Teofimo Lopez Says He Can Take Out Devin Haney, Gervonta Davis, Josh Taylor, and Others in One Night

Published 05/14/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
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)


Following a successful run of 16-0, Teofimo Lopez, who is now the unified lightweight champion, can look forward to exploring more weight classes in the future. Despite having some tests left at 135 lbs, Lopez has also sighted a move up to 140.

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That said, he will primarily defend his belts against George Kambosos Jr. on June 19. On bagging a win, he can either stay at lightweight to face the other champions or target a super lightweight title fight against the winner of Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez.

As of now, he is unbothered about the next challenge and has appeared fine with facing them all. ‘The Takeover’ connected with Boxing Social to talk about his next target and thrilled the fans with his response.

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“Whoever has the ba*** to step in that ring afterwards. Whoever has the ba*** and that gray, who wants it that bad, who wants the glory. These guys chase the money. You know what I mean, the money is always going to run faster. And I try to show them that,” said Teofimo Lopez.

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Meanwhile, Teofimo Lopez made another bombarding statement. ‘The Takeover’ challenged all the undefeated champions at lightweight and super lightweight. He added, “Whether it’s the Haneys, the Garcias, the Tanks, the Ramirez, or the Taylors. I want all of those guys. I can’t have them all at one night. I would love though, you know, I could take them all out”

What’s next for Teofimo Lopez?

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Despite having his aim fixed at Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, Josh Taylor, and others, Teofimo Lopez will have to surpass an undefeated George Kambosos Jr. first. Akin to him, Kambosos Jr., who has also been on a tear in the lightweight roster, is unbeaten (19-0).

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, 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)

Teofimo Lopez, who is the champion, is confident. However, he cannot afford to lose focus from his nearing fight as it will be his ticket to the bigger bouts. But if Lopez loses, it might put a dent on his glittering lightweight journey, forcing him to temporarily eat his words.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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