Teofimo Lopez, who holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO lightweight titles and is considered far and wide the top man at 135 pounds right now, is never one to shy away from offering an opinion, whether asked for one or not.
Lopez listed his top five current lightweights in the sport, with himself rightly in the No. 1 spot:
- Teofimo Lopez
- Vasiliy Lomachenko
- Ryan Garcia
- Devin Haney
- Gervonta Davis
Lopez’s reasoning for putting “Tank” fifth of the five is that Davis has only fought once at 135 pounds so far. Keeping Lomachenko at No. 2 is both reasonable and good for Teofimo’s image, as he beat the man who was previously No. 1, and dropping him any lower would kinda diminish Teofimo’s achievement a bit more than he needs to; that’s pro wrestling promos 101, don’t say the people you’ve beaten suck. If you do, congrats, you’ve beaten people who suck. And definitely don’t say the people you’re going to face suck. If they beat you, you lost to someone who sucks. Bad #brand work, that.
In fact, Teofimo’s top five exactly matches my current top five at the weight, which just goes to show you that Teofimo Lopez is a genius, and everything he’s ever said is exactly correct.
What’s your order? Is Luke Campbell still there (in other words “how British are you”)?