Teofimo Lopez expressed his discontent with Top rank and assured that they are not evaluating the best fighter they have, in terms of their defense against George Kambosos for the light title of the FIB. This, after Triller The rights to the fight will be auctioned by giving Theophimus a much higher pay than what he was offering Top Rank.
“We knew that what they were offering us was disrespectful, we hoped that the open market would not give a different assessment,” he said. Theophimus to Mark Kreigel of ESPN.“And it showed today. The offer of Triller out of 6 million clearly shows that Top rank he is not valuing the best fighter on his roster. “
The feeling of Theophimus and his team arrives after having beaten Vasyl Lomachenko last October to keep the super light belts of OMB, AMB and FIB.
After the result, Top rank he raised his contract to a minimum of 1.25 million per fight. However, the boxer and his own team were looking for a greater reward. For the same reason, the fight between Theophimus Y Kambosos, mandatory by the FIB, had to go to auction, where any developer or platform could bid. So it was like Triller took the fight paying triple what Top rank offered.
David McWater, representative of Teofimo Lopez, assured that it would be very difficult to see him again for ESPN or with your own Top rank.
“I see it very difficult, there has been a lot of damage in recent days,” he said.
– Teofimo Lopez (@TeofimoLopez) February 25, 2021
Top Rank’s response to Teófimo López
The president of Top rank, Todd du boef, clarified that it is not about how much they value or not Theophimus, but how they value the fight against a not so well known boxer Kambosos.
The future of Lopez It could depend on the outcome of your fight against Kambosos, both inside the ring, as well as the payments per event that are sold. He still has three and a half years of contract with Top rank.
The promoter, which has big names like Vasyl Lomachenko, Oscar Valdez or Tyson fury on the roster, has manifested through his own Du boef his discomfort with the team Lopez, insisting that it is not about the value they place on their boxer.
“It is convenient, true. This only shows that the Lopez he forgets things quickly ”, he commented Du boef. “I don’t think differently from him, we value the fight at a certain price and so on. We will see in the future what is the value of the next fight. That’s all”.