Devin Haney Implies Teofimo Lopez Is Ducking Him
Devin Haney isn’t sold that Teofimo Lopez actually wants to fight him.
Haney and Lopez have been trading barbs on who is the real WBC Lightweight Champion. Haney has the standard WBC gold, while Lopez lays claim to the “Franchise” version. Lopez calls himself the undisputed champion as he also has the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring Titles.
Lopez has been calling for Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn to put down a $10 million offer to make the fight with Haney a reality. “The Dream” isn’t buying that proposal as genuine.
During an appearance on SiriusXM and DAZN’s The Ak & Barak Show, Haney said he feels Lopez is all bark but no bite (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“First, he said he was sending me the contract and he was sending Kambosos a contract, and whoever signed it first was gonna get the fight, and all this old [expletive]. That’s cappin’. Then he say he’s undisputed, and yada, yada, yada. That’s cappin’. Every day it’s something new. It’s something new in every interview, he say something different.
“Then they say they want $10 million to fight me. If the man said he want $10 million to fight me, what does that sound like to you? He received $1 million for [fighting Vasiliy] Lomachenko. … It just sounds like a duck.”
Lopez is expected to take on mandatory challenger George Kambosos this spring. There were plans in place to have the bout take place in Australia but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’ll likely be held in the United States.
As for Haney, he’s still holding out hope for a matchup with either Lopez or interim WBC Lightweight Champion Ryan Garcia. If he can’t get either of those fights, then Haney plans to target Javier Fortuna.