The regular WBC world lightweight champion, Devin Haney, assured that Teofimo Lopez he is the “first undisputed champion with an asterisk”.
This, after Lopez will beat last Saturday to Vasyl Lomachenko, to keep the lightweight world titles AMB, OMB Y FIB. But, in addition, he managed to win the franchise championship of the CMB, although the regular belongs to Haney.
Haney and Teofimo, the two WBC lightweight champions
For the same reason, the Californian made an Instagram post, including a capture with the page of ESPN pertaining to the 135 pound monarchs. There it appears Devin Haney Y Teofimo Lopez with an asterisk, because the medium requires specifying that one is the regular champion and the other is the franchise champion.
A confusion to which the CMB despite the fact that days before the fight, its president Mauricio Sulaiman, clarified that his lightweight champion was Lomachenko.
“Great performance last night. congratulations to Teofimo Lopez, the first undisputed world champion with an asterisk ”, he posted Haney.
The Dream He also revealed on his Instagram that he had a call with Theophimus after the fight against Lomachenko, although he did not say what they talked about.
Devin Haney wasted little time getting the undisputed champ on the phone?
– ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) October 19, 2020
Haney’s Upcoming Engagements
For your coming contest, Devin Haney will defend his belt from World Boxing Council before Yuriorkis Gamboa, November 7.
The American has not fought since November 9, 2019, when he defeated by unanimous decision Alfredo Santiago, and took his undefeated to 24-0, with 15 KOs.
While, Gamboa had his last official presentation when he lost by technical knockout to Gervonta davis on December 28, 2019, for his record to set a clear 30-3, with 18 wins before the limit.
The future of Teofimo
The continuity of the career of Teofimo Lopez, perhaps because of the short time since his last lawsuit.
This fight was controversial, not because of the triumph of Brooklynbut because of how exaggerated the scores on the cards seemed, on the verge of generating complaints from the Bob arum.
It should be remembered that Julie Lederman indicated 119-109, while Tim cheatham scored 116-112. The rest, written by Steve Weisfeld sentenced 117-111, all in favor of Lopez.