Teofimo Lopez, lightweight champion by the WBA, FIB and OMB, assured that he thought about suicide in 2020.
“Everything happens for a reason, so you need to have faith,” he told a group of reporters at the MGM Grand on The Vegas, Nevada. “People talk about sacrifice. They think that sacrifice is killing people, but sacrifice really is love and that starts with you. That happened to me. I took a step back and it was like, man, I’m really thinking about killing myself. “
During 2020, Lopez won the biggest victory of his career by defeating by unanimous decision Vasyl Lomachenko by cards of 116-112, 119-109 and 117-111.
After removing the three belts from Knoll, the FIB ruled the mandatory fight with George Kambosos, but different circumstances have prevented the fight from taking place.
“It was like that, not once, not twice, maybe,” he continued. Theophimus about their mental stability. “I was like, ‘This is not right.’ Why do I want to kill myself with all the blessings I am receiving? I had to take a step back, because it is very toxic. It really is”.
What Lopez did not reach an agreement with Top rank, the FIB auctioned the match and Triller won.
Later the confrontation was scheduled for June 5, but since that same weekend he fought Floyd mayweather with Logan paul, Triller decided to postpone the contest for the 19 of the same month.
But Theophimus tested positive for coronavirus less than two weeks after the fight took place, so it had to be postponed again.
“People can hurt you that way,” he added. “Negative people can really cause things in the mind. I took over my body and thank the Lord for his grace and mercy. Humility and conscience will always go a long way. I’m not going to change, even after I become undisputed. “
Finally the fight was scheduled for October 3, only that Triller asked to move it again for the 18 of the same month.
What Kambosos did not agree, Triller ran out of rights and now passes into the hands of Matchroom, which will perform in November.