Eddie Hearn, head of Matchroom Boxing, is convinced that the exorbitant financial demands of undisputed world lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez are a serious problem for promoter Bob Arum.
“I think Lopez versus Haney is an amazing fight. Look, Teofimo asked me for $ 10 million for this fight. He won’t get that much money, but I’m sure we can make him an attractive offer. Lopez is a nightmare at the moment. for Arum, and Bob is now talking about it bluntly.
Teofimo says: “I want at least 5 million. I want 8, I want 9, I want 10 million.” Therefore, for now, I leave the task of bringing these numbers together to Bob and Top Rank, since this is now impossible in our world. I’d rather focus on what can be arranged and this is the Haney-Ryan Garcia fight, “said Eddie Hearn.
We will remind, Hearn also said that he does not believe that Garcia and Jervonta Davis will fight in the near future.