Teofimo Lopez: ‘NO remorse for Lomachenko after I knock him out’
By Chris Williams: Teofimo Lopez says there will “NO remorse” for the “worn out” old champion Vasiliy Lomachenko after he knocks him out when they fight. Teofimo (15-0, 12 KOs) says he’s not going to feel sympathy for the 32-year-old WBA/WBC/WBO lightweight champion Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) when he stops him. He’ll go his way, and Teofimo will go the other after he destroys him.
IBF lightweight champion Teofimo and Lomachenko still need for their postponed May 30 fight to be rescheduled. Their mutual promoters at Top Rank are waiting for an excellent time to come up with a new date that won’t be at risk of being canceled due to the pandemic problem.
As far as the 22-year-old Teofimo is concerned, Lomachenko is holding onto his three titles, and he can’t wait to take them from him when they fight. He’s going to beat the old lion and send him on his way. Although Lomachenko isn’t an old fighter in terms of his chronological years, but he’s fighting like a guy older than his age.
A lot of boxing fans have noticed the deterioration in Lomachenko’s game in his last three fights. He’s on the descent in his career in facing a guy that is rapidly soaring in Lopez
Teofimo: I’m going to enjoy knocking Lomachenko out
“I see the fight coming down in the fall of this year,” said Teofimo to Fighthype when asked when he sees the Lomachenko fight happening. “Even if it’s just part of the year, we’re bringing back the sport to make it happen. The match will happen. It’s just that it’ll be on a different date. That’s what it is.
“That’s the pride and the ego in him. He’s a cocky son of a b***, and he makes me laugh,” said Teofimo of Lomachenko when told that he wants to look him in the face after he beats him. “That’s what’s going to make the fight so exciting. What I can say is, ‘I’m going to enjoy knocking you out.’ I’m not going to feel bad in the aftermath.
“For me, it’s kill or be killed. Me and him are going to dog it out, and let’s see who the champion is at the end,” said Teofimo. “I’m happy for him to try and take me into the deep waters. I’ve had people try and take me into deep waters. If that’s his strategy, then fine. I know how to swim in deep waters.
Whatever their game plan is, it’s not going to work. Not with me. So you’re just there to do whatever you do, and I’m just going to take that all away from you,” said Teofimo.
With all the bad blood that Teofimo and Lomachenko have, you can understand why the American wants to knock him out. The recent comment by Lomachenko made to Top Rank Boxing about him wanting to look Teofimo and his dad in the face after he wins the fight had gotten Teofimo upset.
Lomachenko won’t make Teofimo quit
“I can’t wait for the fight to happen,” said Teofimo on his bout with Lomachenko. “He’s a slow starter. What he likes to do is pretty much wear you down with the small shots, and little by little, you don’t notice it, but they actually turn into big shots. That’s how he makes everyone quit.
“He makes everyone quit on their stool because they’re too p**** to stand and fight,” Teofimo continued in talking on how Lomachenko makes his opponents quit. “I think that’s not us, and it never will be us. I won’t quit on a stool. You’ve got to take me out on a stretcher. I’m not the type of fighter that quits.
“I broke my hand in the first round, had a cut n the second round, and had a sprained ACL in a fight. What more do you want from a fighter that never quit and never made an excuse about it? People don’t know what it’s like inside the ring and how it feels to be punching somebody with a broken hand,” said Teofimo.
It’ll be a lot harder for Lomachenko to attempt to make Teofimo quit than it was in his stoppage wins over Miguel Marriaga, Jason Sosa, and Nicholas Walters. Those contests took place at super featherweight, and it was against fighters with less hand speed and power.
Lomachenko was able to stand in front of those three guys and hit them with rapid-fire weak punches all night without worry of being clocked. Against Teofimo, there would be too much risk for Lomachenko to fight that way. If he tries it, he’s going to get hit with a massive punch, and likely stopped.
Teofimo: Lomachenko is human
“Loma is human,” said Teofimo. That mother f*** is an ordinary boxer that is promoted as the greatest of all-time type s***. Get out of here. We’ve all seen what Loma can do, and we’ve seen him at his best and his worst. He’s had seven years to show everyone what he can and cannot do. You’re talking about a Teofimo that is three years in the game, and is 22-years-old, right?
“He hasn’t even reached his peak yet or his man strength yet to determine what Teofimo can actually handle. So you’re talking about someone that has already seen what he does and knows what he does [Lomachenko]. And then you have someone that is unpredictable, and you don’t even know if that’s all his strength or if that’s all to it?
“They know Loma doesn’t have knockout power to knock someone out, but he does if he takes you to the deep waters.
“You’re talking about a fighter that is pretty much worn out,” said Lopez on Lomachenko. “He’s on his way out, and he’s trying to get a good check for this fight. I guarantee you that. He’s trying to get $7-to-$8 million, triple of what he’s worth. I don’ give a f** about this guy.
“Give me the three belts that are actually mine, and I’m going to earn them by beating him. I know I’m going to win. That’s always a for sure. My dad has been in that man’s head since 2018,” said Lopez.
If there was any doubt that Lomachenko is human, we saw that in his fights against Luke Campbell, Jorge Linares, and Jose Pedraza. Lomachenko looked like he’d been run over by a streetcar at the end of those fights. He was severely marked up and looked worse than his opponents.
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