According to undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez, he can fight against Davin Haney, and Ryan Garcia, and Gervonta Davis, but either serious sums of money or any of the main titles must be at stake in these fights.
Similar conditions were put forward to him by Vasily Lomachenko, who on principle refused to fight with the young boxer until he knocked out Richard Commey and won the world lightweight title. At the moment, of the above fighters, only Jervonta Davis has the WBA title, and even then one category below.
“I have to think about what my opponents can give me. So Vasily Lomachenko reasoned. We are the future of boxing, so in the future these fights (against Haney, Garcia and Davis) may take place. But how can you expect me to give someone a title shot, a chance to become undisputed champion, if my opponent has never even beat a single second-tier fighter? Give them time to at least declare themselves, for the audience to say: “We want to watch this fight.”
“You know me. I will agree to any fight, it doesn’t matter to me. It’s just that now I have to think about what my rivals will bring with them and put on the line. “