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Teofimo Lopez tells Deontay Wilder: ‘Stop talking about a dent in your head, you’re a grown man’

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By Aragon Garcia: Teofimo Lopez wants former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, to stop talking about the dent in the side of his head, and start acting like a grown man.

The undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo (16-0, 12 KOs) is tired of hearing Wilder complain.

Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) has been lashing out at his conqueror Tyson Fury since losing to him by seventh-round knockout last February.

The ‘Bronze Bomber’ hasn’t dealt with the defeat well, as already dumped his trainer Mark Breland, and he’s been talking about the dent in the side of his head from the Fury fight.

Wilder thinks Fury put something in his gloves for that fight, but he’s got no proof. The way that Wilder has been carrying on, he’s having a hard time trying to come to terms with what happened to him against the 6’9″ Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs).

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With the excuses that Wilder has made since his loss, he’s using a shotgun approach.

Teofimo blasts Deontay

“I think Wilder has had too much time on his hands. He needs to focus on his own damn self, go back to the gym, get ready for a fight,” Teofimo Lopez said about Deontay Wilder to “The Ak and Barak Show” on SiriusXM and DAZN.

“Stop talking about a dent in your head. You’re a grown-ass man, stop being a b****,” said Lopez.

It is sad to see Wilder reduced to complaining about the dent on the side of his head and about Fury’s gloves and roughhouse tactics he used.

Wilder doesn’t seem like he’s going to stop complaining anytime soon about what happened to him against Fury. The sad thing is, Wilder’s failure to speak up when he needed to about his trilogy fight probably cost him the third fight with Fury.

Wilder waited too long and let the rematch cause expire, and Fury has decided to move on. You can’t blame him.

Fury doesn’t want any trouble in his next fight because he will be getting the biggest payday of his life in early 2021 against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

Wilder is still dangerous, and Fury has decided he doesn’t want to take any chances against him in a third fight.

Even though Fury will be losing out on a tremendous payday against Wilder in a third fight, he’ll get more than up for the money he loses in a fight against Joshua in early 2021.

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Devin Haney is an email champion, says Teofimo

“I am the undisputed world champion. The man is an email champion,” said Teofimo about WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney.

“I can’t believe he’s fighting Gamboa. That’s sad,” Teofimo said about Devin Haney. “

“If we fight, it’s just for bragging rights. He [Haney] hasn’t even got to the point of fighting C-class fighters. He’s fighting Gamboa who is a D fighter.”

With all the self-promotion and plain bragging that Haney (24-0, 15 KOs) has been doing for the last year, it was shocking to choose Yuriorkis Gamboa as the guy he wanted to defend his WBC 135-lb title against.

It would make sense for Haney to fight Gamboa if the man wasn’t 38-years-old, coming off of a torn Achilles and a 12th round knockout loss to Gervonta Davis. But you add all those things together; it’s like a witches brew. You can’t get any worse if you tried.

The really troubling part is that Haney is making a big deal about the Gamboa fight, saying he wants to make a statement in that fight. How on earth does Haney make a statement in beating Gamboa? He can’t.

The only statement that Haney is making by fighting Gamboa is he’s a cherrypicker by selecting a guy on his last leg. If this were the Gamboa from ten years ago, it would be admirable that Haney picked him out.

But Gamboa, in his 20s, would have taken Haney apart and embarrassed him. A prime Gamboa was a much better fighter than what we see from Haney.

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Teofimo rates his power as #1 at 135

“I’m the hardest puncher at 135,” said Teofimo on social media. “I didn’t see the fight, but I heard he [Gervonta Davis] was getting pickpocketed,” Lopez said about Davis’ last fight against Leo Santa Cruz. “Tank is short though.

Many boxing fans would agree with Teofimo about his power being at the top of the lightweight division right now.

These are the best punchers at 135:

  • Teofimo Lopez
  • Gervonta Davis
  • Ryan Garcia
  • Yuriorkis Gamboa
  • Luke Campbell
  • Rolando Romero
  • Richard Commey


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