Bill Haney Impressed With Teofimo Lopez Display Against Sandor Martin
Lopez won by a controversial split decision.
Teofimo Lopez escaped a narrow loss against Sandor Martin as he earned a controversial split-decision victory this past Saturday in Madison Square Garden, New York.
The former lightweight champion looked rusty and had difficulty connecting something substantial during the proceeding. He was dropped to the floor once in the fight but managed to keep his head right to get going again.
The final result surprised many of the observers as most of them thought that Lopez wasn’t worthy of taking the accolade after what he showed. But Bill Haney, father and trainer of the current unified lightweight champ had other things to say about the 25-year-old’s performance.
Lopez’s display has drawn praise from Big Haney who feels like the’ Takeover’ has the problem to trouble nay fighter at 140.
“Teofimo Lopez had a tough fight against Sandor Martin. He can fight, and he showed that on Saturday night,” said Bill Haney to Fighthype.
“I saw power in Teofimo Lopez go up from 135 up to 140.”
While the WBC light welterweight champion Regis Prograis was critical of Lopez’s showing and has once again taken the newcomer to the sword. Prograis believes that Lopez isn’t with himself as he pointed out to his weird behaviour after the fight.
A video clip surfaced which showed Lopez going straight to gym after his fight ended.
He needs to change his team up. Mentally, he’s not stable. I saw the post [on Twitter] right after the fight. He went right back in the gym and started doing exercises and stuff like that.” Prograis said
“If I look at that, it means that mentally, he’s not stable because he’s trying to prove to himself something.”
Prograis might be right as many saw Lopez talk incoherently in a post-fight interview despite the fact he wasn’t hurt that badly.