Teofimo Lopez assured that he would have no problem in knocking out Vasyl Lomachenko if there were a rematch between the two.
“I clearly beat him and when I told him to come and box, he backed off,” he said. Theophimus to a group of reporters. “That says a lot to all of us, if he wants to fight I’m sure he has in mind that he would be knocked out. I ripped out his heart ”.
Theophimus gave the big bell in October 2020, when he defeated the Ukrainian by unanimous decision and won the WBA, IBF and WBO light belts, slowing down the pace of what until then was considered one of the best pound-for-pound titles in boxing. .
Later, Knoll argued that he fought injured, thus opening the opportunity for Theophimus did not waste.
However, Lopez He assured that they were only statements from someone who was not used to losing.
“Knoll he was finally defeated ”, he pointed out. “I did not know what it was to lose, from my perspective the facts are like that, seeing how you try to move and everything else only makes you a poor loser.”
Teofimo Lopez He is in the final stretch of his preparation to defend the belts that he snatched from Knoll before the australian George Kambosos, whom he will face on June 19 in Miami.
Lomachenko thinks Nakatani is a great opportunity
On the other hand, Vasyl Lomachenko will be back to fight a week after i do Teofimo Lopez.
His rival will be the Japanese Masoyoshi Nakatani, who according to Knoll It may open up the opportunity for a possible rematch with the Honduran-born fighter.
“It is the best choice for me to fight with Nakatani, I want to compare myself with what he did Lopez and he had a very close fight, “he commented. “I think he is a great rival for me.”
Nakatini Y Lopez met in July 2019 at the MGM National Harbor from Oxon hill Y Theophimus He took the victory by unanimous decision after prevailing on the scorecards by 118-110, 119-109 and 118-110.
The Japanese thus lost his undefeated mark, to later return to the path of victory against Felix Verdejo in December of last year.