Teófimo López Sr. assured that there will not be a fight against Devin Haney, WBC lightweight world champion in his regular version, because his son plans to climb to 140 pounds and also be the undisputed champion in that category.
“That fight (with Devin Haney) is not going to happen, ”he said Teofimo Lopez father in interview with Elie seckbach of IT NEWS. “You know it. We already won all the belts. We don’t need to go backwards. Yes Devin Haney he wants to fight with us, we are going to 140 pounds ”.
But in the end, Teófimo López Sr. You accept that it all depends on what your child says.
“If he (Teofimo Jr.) wants to fight him at 135, we fight him at 135 ″, said the father and coach. “It depends on my son. If the amount of money is fair, we can do it. It depends on my son, because I do not make the decisions for my son. I just make sure my son wins the fights. “
To express question the coach accepted that the plan is that Teofimo Lopez Climb to 140 pounds and face the winner of Josh taylor Y Jose Ramirez. That will be a fight where the belts of all four super lightweight agencies will be at stake.
“It is where we are going, it is the route we are going to take,” he accepted. Theophimus father. “Unifying all the belts at 140 is something that has never been done. We are looking for historical things.
Will Teófimo López and Devin Haney fight?
At the end of the Saturday night fight between Teofimo Lopez Y Vasiliy Lomachenko, Devin Haney He tweeted that he wants a fight with Theophimus.
“Lopez vs Haney 2021. Let’s do it! #AllBelts ”, he tweeted Haney.
Lopez vs Haney 2021
Let’s do it! #AllTheBelts
– Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) October 18, 2020
Devin Haney is the regular champion of CMB in light weight. By saying “All Belts”, Haney hints that Teofimo Lopez He didn’t win all the belts on Saturday night.
And is that the CMB named Lomachenko as a franchise champion and removed him as a regular champion. Devin Haney he stayed with the regular championship.
Days before the fight between Theophimus Y Lomachenko, Mauricio Sulaiman, president of CMB assured that the lightweight champion of the CMB was Lomachenko. And that in Saturday’s fight all four world title belts would be at stake. And indeed, Teofimo Lopez received the world title belt from CMB.
After the fight, Mauricio Sulaiman tweeted.
“Congratulations to the new unified lightweight champion, Teofimo Lopez“Wrote the president of the CMB.
– Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) October 18, 2020