Teofimo Lopez stopped by the ESPN+ broadcast in Tucson tonight to discuss his upcoming October fight with George Kambosos Jr, which sounds like it will be his last at 135 lbs before moving up to 140.
Lopez also said he hopes to fight again in November, which is probably extremely unrealistic, but maybe not if he does what he’s predicting against Kambosos, which at this point is tentatively set for October 4 in New York.
On the Kambosos fight
“This fight is not going past the first round, and I’ll triple down on it.”
On rematching Vasiliy Lomachenko again
“There’s no point in fighting Lomachenko. I’m moving forward, that’s all it is. Keep moving forward. Everything happened for its reasons, and that’s really it. I beat the man everybody said was the man. When the going got tough, he backed off. It’s about moving on to bigger and better things, the glory, and the glory is just going on for the rise for the other guys, the youth, for this generation, the new generation, and that’s why I call it ‘Takeover.’”
On what he sees going forward
“I did everything at 135, became undisputed. Now it’s about going to 140 and becoming undisputed at 140.”
On fighting Josh Taylor
“Kudos to him, undisputed at 140. You gotta give respect. The man went out there and fought Jose Ramirez, who is a tough fighter. But when you come in front of me, it’s all business. I’m here to get mine, always, and set the tone for a new generation.”