Teofimo Lopez not interested in Vasily Lomachenko rematch
By Aragon Garcia: Teofimo Lopez sees no reason for him to give Vasily Lomachenko a rematch after beating him “fair and square” last Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As far as Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) is concerned, he proved that he was the better fighter than Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs), and he feels it’s pointless for him to backtrack with his career by fighting him again.
The undisputed IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO lightweight champion Lopez, 23, understands that many boxing fans want to see him fight Lomachenko again, but that’s not something that he has on his upcoming schedule for 2021.
Lopez says Lomachenko knew he lost the fight to him last Saturday. He showed his true colors by leaving the post-fight press conference.
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“For what? F*** him. I won fair and square,” said Teofimo to TMZ when asked if he’ll give Lomachenko a rematch. “I beat him and everyone wants me to do it again. For what?
“I beat him not only at his own game but being off for ten months against the guy that everybody said was pound-for-pound. I think everybody is upset, the ones that do what this rematch.
“Hey, I’m the king now. I’ve always been the King. I was the underground king. Now I’ve been crowned,” said Lopez.
After the fight, Lomachenko shocked boxing fans by saying that he thought he had won the fight. He wasn’t willing to admit what had happened to him with Lopez outboxing him and beating him at his own game.
At the moment, it’s not going to be possible for Lopez and Lomachenko to fight again anytime soon. Lomachenko had shoulder surgery on his right shoulder on Monday.
Teofimo: Lomachenko knew he lost
“Look at the man even before they announced the decision, they knew that he lost, and I knew that he knew that he lost,” said Lopez. “He has to pull that off. That’s just his demeanor and his ego,” Lopez said in reacting to Lomachenko saying that he thought he’d won the fight last Saturday.
“I went up to him and said, ‘Good fight.’ I knew I won, but he didn’t want to give me back that same gesture. Instead, he started laughing, as if ‘what am I doing here?’ I was, ‘Alight, whatever. And I did my part. I whopped your a**. You cut me and head-butted me and s***, but it’s fine.’
“He left the press conference and didn’t show up for anything. That just shows what kind of champion he really is,” said Lopez.
Moments before the scores were announced, Lomachenko’s body language looked like that of a fighter that knew he had lost the fight. Lomachenko had the look of a defeated fighter, and that’s the important part for boxing fans to understand. He knew Lopez had beaten him.
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