VIDEO: Trash Talk Between Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez Turns Into a Terrible Comedy

Published 10/18/2021, 2:31 AM EDT


The only titleholders in the lightweight division recently got into a heated altercation. Both Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez were attending Mikey Garcia’s comeback fight against Sandor Martin. After the fight, the two lightweights got into a heated altercation, with both of them calling for a fight.

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Boxing fans have been clamoring for this fight to happen. A fight between Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez would be for the title of ‘Undisputed’ lightweight champion. Haney currently holds the WBC belt, ‘The Takeover’ Teofimo Lopez holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Magazine titles.

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They got into a heated altercation in the crowd, and shortly after, on live TV. The conversation took a comedic turn when the two fighters started talking about being relevant and their followers. Lopez asked Haney how it felt to be relevant because of him.

Haney replied saying, “I was relevant before you. What are you talking about? You’re a clown bro, you’re a clown. So how I’m relevant because of you but I got more followers than you? I have more followers than you though.” Haney then started talking about how he makes more money than Lopez.

Lopez denied the claims, which prompted Haney to ask Eddie Hearn, his promoter, who was standing by them. “This is the problem with society today. You see what I’m saying? You see, that’s the problem with society today. It’s all about followers. It’s not about followers, that’s why you guys fake it till you make it right?” Lopez said in response to this.

Trash talking is a part of boxing and has been for decades. Former world champions like Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali mastered this art. While Tyson would scare his opponents, Ali would continually berate his opponents, making them lose their cool in the ring. What Haney and Lopez had was perhaps the most millennial altercation boxing fans have ever seen.

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Eddie Hearn believes Teofimo Lopez vs Devin Haney is now a possibility 

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Standing amidst their heated altercation in the crowd, with a smile on his face, was Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. Following their altercation, Hearn spoke to DAZN and feels like the lightweight matchup for the undisputed title may finally take place.

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Lopez is set to fight Kambosos Jr. and Haney is looking to finalize a fight against JoJo Diaz. Hearn spoke about how no one wants to fight Haney, but now that both Lopez and his father admitted they want the fight live on TV, it may just happen.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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