Teofimo Lopez Slams Josh Taylor for Taking a Picture With Jake Paul

Published 11/23/2021, 8:00 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)


Teofimo Lopez will finally enter the boxing ring on November 27. He will defend his lightweight straps for the very first time against George Kambosos Jr. Since it is fight week, Lopez is involved in all his media interactions and more. Despite having to share the ring with ‘Ferocious’, the lightweight star isn’t leaving any stones unturned in taking digs at his other rivals from the boxing space.

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Recently, the unified lightweight king took a jibe at the undisputed super-lightweight champ, Josh Taylor.

Speaking to talkSPORT, ‘The Takeover’ asserted, “They’re going to say what they going to say, but last time I checked, I was taking a picture with Canelo and he was taking a picture with Jake Paul – a YouTuber.”

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“Again, if we want to talk about mindsets, my mindset, your mindset, two different things.”

‘The Takeover’ is desperate to fight at super-lightweight. Moreover, he is eager to get his hands on ‘The Tartan Tornado’ for a blistering encounter. However, Taylor has repeatedly given an apprehensive take on a fight against ‘The Takeover’.

Lopez, for now, is focused on his heavily delayed outing against Kambosos Jr.

This might be Lopez’s last bout in the 135-pound frame, as his father has constantly asserted that the youngster will move up to 140. That said, ‘The Takeover’ will do anything and everything to claim a win on Saturday night and leave lightweight without a defeat.

Is it finally time for Teofimo Lopez to move up in a weight class?

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The undefeated fighter beat Vasyl Lomachenko in his previous outing to bag the WBA, IBF, and WBO lightweight titles.

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)

Until now, he has given his best shot in every fight. Hence, as he is unconquered, it makes sense for Lopez to move up. However, fans desperately want to see him rematch Lomachenko and fight the likes of Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis.

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Both options are intriguing. Hence, it remains to be seen what Lopez decides to do. What is your take on this? Should he rely on his unbeaten champion label and move up, or continue to run riot where he is?

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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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