Teofimo Lopez Sr., father and coach of the undisputed world lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez, claims that after his son’s victory over Vasily Lomachenko, the Ukrainian boxer paid tribute to their performance and the level of preparation for the fight.
“Lomachenko is a pound-for-pound fighter. I believe that right now he will beat everyone in the lightweight and second featherweight, because they will not be able to do what we did. We studied him, studied everything, and you could see that we did. If you watch the fight, you will understand that we worked, especially to knock him out of the rhythm. It was not effective.
I got a call from The Ring and said that Lomachenko had a message for me. He said that it was a great performance, that I studied it well.
It enters into a rhythm and begins to act in it when it shifts to the side. So you have to stop this. When you stop it, you stop Lomachenko. Nobody could do it, it cannot be taught. You have to be as sharp as a cat. I am not taking anything away from this guy, we won the best, “said Teofimo Lopez Sr.in an interview with Brendan Schaub.