Teofimo Lopez refused to acknowledge the split decision defeat he suffered against George Kambosos Saturday night.
At the time of the interviews on the ring, and while Kambosos answered questions, Teofimo Lopez he approached and did not want to shake the hand of his rival, but simply to say that he did not accept defeat.
“He’s a great fighter, but I won tonight,” claimed Teofimo Lopez before the microphone. “Everybody knows. The referee raised his hand to me. I won tonight ”.
As soon as the phrases of Lopez in the arena, a loud boo was heard at what the fans were hearing.
“I don’t care what other people say,” he replied. Lopez. “At the end of the day I did. I thank God. I thank everyone who came out. I’m not a bad loser. I accept my triumphs and I also accept my defeats ”.
Despite the fact that in his words he seems to assume that defeat, Lopez he insisted that he had been the winner.
“At the end of the day I am a true champion,” he noted. Theophimus. “I came, and I did what I had to do. I won and did my best. I do not care what others say. I am real, I am real. We don’t stop. We keep attacking. I love you all. I won this fight ”.
The interviewer Chris Mannix he asked Teofimo Lopez on the hard right that hit him George Kambosos in the first round and that sent him to the canvas.
“He connected me well, it was a good hit,” he replied. Theophimus and then minimize that moment. “Time to wake up and do what I had to do. It is what it is. It’s boxing. But this is how things work. The referee knows that I won the fight. Everyone knows that I won tonight ”.
Mannix he asked Theophimus if he thought it was a close fight.
“I don’t think it was a close fight at all,” he replied. Theophimus. “At the end of the fight, I rated her 11-2, or rather 10-2. I think I won 10 or 11 rounds.”
Teófimo López ruled out revenge with George Kambosos
They also asked Theophimus if he was up for a rematch. Kambosos invited him to do the rematch in his native Australia. It was something that Theophimus ruled out.
“For now, I’m going back to the settings table,” he replied. Lopez. “I am going to spend time with my son, I have not spent time with him and he was born 11 days ago. That is what really matters to me, the family. I apologize in advance to everyone who sees me as an inspiration to a new generation. Everything happens for a reason. I believe in God, I have faith in him ”.
Theophimus He answered the question about whether it will be his last fight at 130 pounds.
“I’ve been saying this for two years,” he replied. Theophimus. “They have been squeezing my body the whole time. It is what it is. I’m here even though I could have given up all the belts like everyone else does. There are no excuses. I don’t want nobody to boo or anything, I’m clean of this shit. Thank you all, my sponsors. And this is not the end of Teofimo Lopez. This is just the beginning ”.
– DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) November 28, 2021