The undisputed world lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez believes that the owner of a similar title in the first welterweight division, Josh Taylor, is wary of going into the ring with him.
“I was talking about this fight. Let’s arrange it. Taylor, as I found out, is talking about moving to welterweight. They are afraid, this is how I look at it. They know that I am too fast, smart, sharp and strong. He prefers move to welterweight, because there will be lighter, faster on his feet and will be able to stand up for himself.
I’m not dumb and I can see how the game is going. But eventually they will have to feel this pressure, I will go against them all. Loma was the most technical fighter and I outboxed him. What will Josh Taylor put on the table? He will lay out my belts. That’s all he will do. He says that I still have unfinished business in the lightweight division, when in reality I cleaned the entire division, “said Teofimo Lopez.