Eddie hearn, President of Matchroom, he sent a message to Teofimo Lopez claiming he could make more money unifying the 135-pound belts against Devin Haney, what before Josh taylor, undisputed champion of 140 pounds.
“If it’s the fight you want Theophimus, we can not do anything, “he said Hearn about the confrontation with Taylor. “But I think we can pay more to fight with Devin Haney what will they pay you with Josh taylor (Top rank) “.
Theophimus will fight next June 19 against George Kambosos, in which he will defend for the first time the light belts of the WBA, FIB Y OMB in function of Triller.
What Lopez did not agree with what Top rank offered him, went up for auction, but there are still doubts about what will happen after he fights against Kambosos, since it is still under contract with the promoter of Bob arum.
Already Theophimus previously mentioned that he wants as his next rival Haney, who defeated by unanimous decision Jorge Linares placeholder image on May 29.
“I don’t know what happened to Theophimus Y Top rank“, He said Hearn. “And there is a legal problem because of what happened. With this it’s like, ‘Theophimus, here is your offer to fight with Devin Haney and if you do it with ESPN, no problem ‘”.
For its part, Josh taylor comes from defeating Jose Ramirez by unanimous decision to become unified super lightweight champion.
The dispute for the WBC scepter
The only belt missing Teofimo Lopez to be undisputed is that of the CMB, because Vasyl Lomachenko he had been promoted to franchise champion and the regular title was vacated.
In September 2019 he defeated Zaur Abdullaev by knockout to become interim monarch, while in November of that same year he defeated Alfredo Santiago to be the regular champion of the advice.