The absolute world lightweight champion American Teofimo Lopez has once again criticized the performance of the WBC title holder in his weight class compatriot Devin Haney in a fight with Venezuelan Jorge Linares. Teofimo also admitted that he would agree to a duel with Haney, even if he was defeated.
“Devin’s team claims that he was sharp throughout the fight, but we saw that he was shaken in the tenth round, and then went into a clinch and all. But in general, Haney is Haney. He boxed and found a way to win. In other words, did the job.
Honestly, even if Linares could finish this fight ahead of schedule, I would still face Devin. Because I want to beat this guy. Regardless of whether he is a WBC champion or not. I still need this guy, even if he lost to Linares.
My manager told me that let’s focus on the title. I replied: “No, I will meet with Haney anyway.” My short-term goal is to defeat Kambosos, and then we will move on, ”said Lopez.
Recall that Haney and Linares had a duel on May 29 at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas and Devin won by unanimous decision. As for Lopez, on June 19th at LoanDepot Park in Miami he will face the IBF mandatory challenger Australian George Kamposos.