Teofimo Lopez Dad assured that his son will not fight with the promoter again Top rank unless it is pay per event, after the differences that existed for the promotion of the combat against George Kambosos.
“We are not going to fight with Top rank unless it is pay per event, “he said Lopez in an interview with FightHype. “We are pay-per-view. My son has done things that no one has done and we are in a position to create a monster in the boxing industry and no one has seen that in a long, long time. “
Lopez Jr. had differences with Bob arum and TR for offering you the bare minimum to defend the lightweight belt from the FIB. As they did not reach an agreement, the agency organized an auction that Triller won.
“My son needs to fight three times a year,” he said. Lopez dad. “He (Theophimus jr.) is heartbroken, but he’s making money. He’s going to make a lot of money with my son (Bob arum). I told Bob arum The first day I met you, ‘this is the guy who’s going to raise your company and all you have to do is trust him.’
Arum expressed on different occasions that he could not offer more money to Theophimus, who in his last contest surprised boxing by defeating by unanimous decision Vasyl Lomachenko.
“I do not think that Bob go say no to money, “he added Teofimo Sr. “We are not Mikey Garcia, Mikey He didn’t have four belts like we do. We have mandatory (fights), so people don’t understand it, nobody is sitting us down ”.
Disagreements with promoters
Teofimo Lopez Dad shared that now they seek to change the mentality of boxers so that they pay what they really generate and compared it to what he did Muhammad Ali by refusing to go to war Vietnam.
“I told my son, ‘once you have those belts, you can do whatever you want,’ and that’s what we’re doing right now,” he said. Theophimus. “We are putting the boxing universe on the big stage, because we are teaching boxers that they are worth more than promoters believe.”
“This is like the era of Muhammad Ali, when Muhammad defended their rights, “he added Lopez. “I didn’t want to go to war (of Vietnam). It’s the same shit we’re doing with my son, he’s looking for the rights of the fighters. They deserve more money, but they are scared of the promoters because they are going to sit them down ”.