Josh Taylor walks out of interview with Teofimo Lopez
By Craig Daly: An Angry Josh Taylor walked out of his interview with challenger Teofimo Lopez for the two to promote their June 10th fight on ESPN at the Hula Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York.
The former unified lightweight champion Teofimo (18-1, 13 KOs) got WBO light welterweight champion Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) upset by bragging about himself. When it got to be too much for the Scottish fighter, he left the interview, leaving a triumphant Teo, who seemed to revel in his little victory.
Teofimo will need to do more than brag about himself for him to win on June 10th because Taylor is a level about the guys that he’s been struggling against lately.
If Teofimo needed the judges to bail him out in his last fight against Sandor Martin, he would be in trouble against Taylor because he’s got the ability to knock out Teo.
Gareth A. Davies: “Can you take his [Teofimo’ fans by beating him?”
Josh Taylor: “I think I’ve already got his fans, to be honest.”
Teofimo Lopez: “Yeah, yeah. For everybody, I’m grateful for this opportunity. This is what we do. This is how we do it, and this is why we call ourselves ‘The Takeover.’ This fight right here will solidify in the worldwide takeover.”
Taylor: “I’ve had enough of this guy.”
Lopez: “June 10th on ESPN. Get your tickets now.”
Taylor: “I’ve heard enough of listening to you. Off and on, what a lot of s**t. I’m offsky. I’ll see you on June 10th.”
Lopez: “He’s on his way out. 30-years-old. He’s got to leave. All good, but we stay.”
Gareth: “We’re going to have to say goodbye for now. Thanks very much over there. We cannot wait for June 10th. We cannot wait for this fight. It is really set up to be absolutely spectacular.”
Taylor on Teofimo: “He’s a piece of trash”
“The guy is mentally all over the place. I think the guy is a car crash mentally,” said Taylor to Top Rank Boxing about Teofimo.
“I think he’s completely gone. I can’t wait to come over to New York and do the business. I can’t wait. He’s a piece of trash. I’m looking forward to getting over there and shutting him and his dad up and giving him a good beating.
“I don’t care whether I see him right up until before the fight. We are going to fight on June 10th, and that’s all that matters. I don’t care if we’re seeing him. If it starts face-to-face, then it goes wrong for him because I’m not the kind of guy to be messing around.
“I’m not bothered by him or not. I’m not wasting my energy on the guy. I don’t care for him, and I don’t think about him, other than how I’m going to beat him in the fight and the ways I’m going to implement my game plan and beat him. That’s the only way I think of them, and I think of them as nothing more, nothing less,” said Taylor.
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