October 30, 2020

Teofimo Lopez calls out Devin Haney after stunning Vasyl Lomachenko victory and rival accepts fight on Twitter

Teofimo Lopez calls out Devin Haney after stunning Vasyl Lomachenko victory and rival accepts fight on Twitter

TEOFIMO LOPEZ called out American lightweight rival Devin Haney just moments after his stunning demolition of Vasyl Lomachenko.

And it didn’t take long for Haney to give an answer, as he tweeted: “Lopez vs Haney 2021. Let’s do It! #AllTheBelts.”

Teofimo Lopez is happy to put all his belts on the line to fight WBC 'regular' champ Devin Haney

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Teofimo Lopez is happy to put all his belts on the line to fight WBC ‘regular’ champ Devin HaneyCredit: Handout – Getty

After a scintillating unanimous points win against Lomachenko, Lopez added the WBO, WBA and WBC ‘franchise’ belts to his IBF strap.

Haney holds the ‘regular’ WBC version, and is keen for the pair to lay it all on the line next year.

Speaking in the ring after his dismantling of a fighter regarded as the pound-for-pound best in Lomachenko, Lopez said: “I had to dig deep, man. I’m thankful. I’m grateful.

“And each and every day, I take that in. I thank God first because I couldn’t do it without him. I’m a fighter. I gotta dig in deep.

“I knew he was coming. I didn’t know if they had him up on the scorecards or not, and I love to fight.

“I can bang, too. I don’t care, man. I’ll take one to give one. That’s what a true champion does. I find a way to win.”

He was then asked what was next, to which he responded: “Man, take me to 140. Or I could fight the two-time email world champion Devin Haney if they want that.”

Haney puts his WBC belt on the line on November 7 against Yuriourkis Gamboa in Hollywood.

Devin Haney, like Lopez, is also undefeated

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Devin Haney, like Lopez, is also undefeatedCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Teofimo Lopez put on a masterclass to easily beat Lomachenko

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Teofimo Lopez put on a masterclass to easily beat LomachenkoCredit: Handout – Getty

On a scintillating night at the MGM Grand in las Vegas, Lopez easily outpointed Lomachenko in just his 16th fight, winning on all three judges’ scorecards.

Tim Cheatham scored it 116-112, Julie Lederman a 119-109 thrashing with Steve Weisfeld having it 117-111.

While he didn’t look like he disagreed with the result, Loma was fuming and stormed out of the ring as soon as Lopez had his hand raised.

Lomachenko was not sticking around as he lost his three world titles feebly

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Lomachenko was not sticking around as he lost his three world titles feeblyCredit: Fite.tv
Lopez deservedly secured a wide-margin points win against Lomachenko at the MGM Grand

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Lopez deservedly secured a wide-margin points win against Lomachenko at the MGM GrandCredit: Handout – Getty

It meant the Ukrainian missed the new undisputed king performing his victory somersault followed by doing the ‘snowflake’ on the floor.

Working out how to beat Lomachenko has been compared to a challenge like that of the hit film The Matrix.

But Lopez, at just 23-years-old, had all the answers, stronger and quicker from the start to leave Loma contemplating his future, certainly at lightweight.