Teofimo Lopez: “The fight with Linares is a step forward for Haney”


The undisputed world champion in the lightweight division, Teofimo Lopez, believes the fight against Jorge Linares is progress in terms of the level of opposition for WBC title holder Devin Haney. At the same time, Lopez said that he hoped for the victory of the American, so that later he would share the ring with him.

“I think that the fight with Linares is a step forward for Devin. Jorge may have already passed his peak, but this is a step forward compared to Gamboa. Linares was well rested, so in the fight with Haney we should see his best version.

Let’s see what Devin Haney can show in the ring. I think this is a good fight. Yes, that is right. This is a great boxing match. May the strongest win. I expect Devin Haney to win so that we can arrange a fight, “said Teofimo Lopez.

We will remind, Lopez also said that he considers Vasily Lomachenko the second number in lightweight after himself.

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