Teofimo Lopez seems to be consolidating as the next choice for Ryan Garcia, despues de Gervonta Davis did not accept the challenge of “King Ryan”. However, this fight against Teofimo looks like a great fight at 140 pounds. The division as the winner will be well positioned to challenge Tank and both Latino fighters are interested and warm up the fight to make it happen.
This time, the fighter of Honduran origin took the liberty of making harsh statements about his next opponent: “My main goal for next year is to become the undisputed champion in another division, and his presence hinders me,” Teofimo said on the ESNEWS YouTube channel.
“People like Barbosa or Ryan Garcia just keep me from becoming a champion. Garcia brings nothing but fans,” said Teofimo Lopez.
Clearly, the Honduran fighter cheered up after knocking out Mexican Pedro “Roca” Campo in the seventh round after losing his first defense as unified lightweight champion to Gerge Cambosos last November.
However, Teofimo is on the rise after an unexpected loss to Kambosos, as he defeated Vassily Lomachenko via unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in October 2020 after a major upset.
“I understand that many people say that it will be a very large wallet, but I’m not too worried. After all, the money comes by itself. I want Josh Taylor because he has a belt, hopefully in a week he will be in the rankings as a mandatory,” said Teofimo Lopez.
Title fight for Teofimo and Ryan Garcia
Meanwhile, Ryan Garcia is still looking for a title shot. So Teofimo was talking about the opportunity to fight Ryan Garcia while the opportunity is open for either of them:
On the one hand, Josh Taylor has become the world’s universal super lightweight champion, but has vacated the WBA, IBF and WBC belts in recent months. In the case of the WBA title, it already has a Dominican holder. Alberto Puello, IBF and WBC will be played in their respective mandatory bouts, one of which is between Regis Prograis and Jose “Chon” Zepeda for a WBC belt dispute.
For now, the best option for Tfimo and King Ryan is to fight each other.