Leonard Ellerbe: Teofimo Lopez Thinks He’s Bigger Than He Actually Is
Mayweather Promotions’ Leonard Ellerbe believes Teofimo Lopez is blowing smoke.
Lopez’s stock has never been higher after defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko. “The Takeover” claimed the WBA, WBO, The Ring, and WBC (Franchise) gold with his unanimous decision win over Lomachenko. Lopez has since moved on from Top Rank Boxing and will be defending his gold against George Kambosos on June 19 under the Triller banner.
Ellerbe, who represents WBA Super-Featherweight Champion Gervonta Davis, says Lopez isn’t as valuable as he thinks he is. Here’s what he told Fight Hub TV (via Bad Left Hook).
“Teofimo (Lopez), he’s a good young fighter but he thinks he’s bigger than what he actually is. He won a huge fight…other than beating Lomachenko, what the [expletive] we talking about? This guy’s never even headlined a show before but he’s saying he’s the A-side and all that dumb stupid talk. But that just goes to show you when you’re young you really don’t understand the business.
“For an example — now this is funny — his pops actually said that they were gonna do 2 million buys for his next fight. So it just goes to show you what we’re talking about. You can’t really pay any attention when they talk about the business. You just gotta ignore them. He’s a tremendous young fighter and he’s got a big future ahead of him. He can’t beat Tank.”
“Tank” Davis will be moving up to junior-welterweight to challenge WBA (Regular) Champion Mario Barrios. The title fight will take place on June 26.