Terence Crawford, Shakur Stevenson, Devin Haney, and Gervonta Davis React to Teofimo Lopez’s Controversial Win Over Jamaine Ortiz

Published 02/09/2024, 2:56 PM EST

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Teofimo Lopez secured his twentieth victory in a hard-fought battle against Jamaine Ortiz. Despite clinching the win, skeptics labeled it as a narrow escape from a nightmare. Lopez, the light welterweight title defender, faced questions regarding his struggle to maintain consistency in his performance against the Technician Ortiz.

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This marked Lopez’s fourth consecutive triumph, defeating Ortiz unanimously. However, concerns arose over the scorecards, with many observing that ‘The Technician’ managed to turn the tables on Lopez multiple times. The consistent brilliance he displayed against top-tier boxers like Josh Taylor couldn’t be seen in the fight, leaving fans and the boxing world disappointed. Many of them boxers, took to social media to call out the Takeover for his sub-par performance.

Terence Crawford thinks most people don’t understand boxing

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Perhaps Terence Crawford was the most invested in the fight out of all the boxing personalities since Lopez kept calling him out in the lead-up to the fight. This could be seen from his relentless bashing of Teofimo Lopez on Twitter after the fight. He defended Ortiz’s defense skills in the ring, claiming, “People gotta understand the game is called “BOXING”and not “FIGHTING”!!!Hit and not get hit. But I guess a lot of yall don’t know what that means, because when yall see a fighter boxing the first thing yall say is he running.”

Shakur Stevenson, who was also criticized in his last fight, chimed in to give Lopez a taste of his own medicine. He told Lopez to accept his mistakes, just like Stevenson did after his match against Edwin De Los Santos. He stated, “That’s why I get paid what I get paid Teo cause I get on the mic and be real I don’t have to ACT for nobody.. And I’m not delusional when u don’t do yo best admit it and work on it in the gym my Guy.”

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The current WBC super lightweight champion Devin Haney took the opportunity to crown himself the King of the super lightweight division. He wrote, “King of Da 140.”

Meanwhile, Regis Prograis, the former WBC champion, pointed out that “Teo looked like s**t.” Meanwhile, Gervonta Davis criticized Prograis’ comment, saying, “If he looked like s**t where that put you a** clown.”

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Even sports writer Dan Rafael mocked Lopez’s post-fight interview. He wrote, “WTF was Lopez talking about in his interview? Human race? Pyramids? 200 years ago BC or whatever the heck. Felt like a Don King presser lol.” He also shared his own opinion about the fight in another tweet. Criticizing the decision, he wrote, “Terrible fight goes 12. I have Ortiz 116-112, outboxed Lopez, frustrated him all fight. #boxing #LopezOrtiz.”

Boxing promoter Lou Di Bella also questioned the result of the bout. He defended Ortiz’s style of fighting, stating, “He won … not exciting and UGLY, but I have Ortiz 7-5 and pretty clear i thought.”

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Overall, Lopez is receiving a lot of criticism from people all over the world. What do you think about the fight? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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