Teofimo Lopez: I’m The A-Side, Not Gervonta Davis
Teofimo Lopez insists he would be the bigger star against Gervonta Davis.
Lopez is riding a wave of momentum following his upset victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko. He now finds himself holding the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and WBC (Franchise) Lightweight gold. Lopez’s performance has left many clamoring for a showdown between “The Takeover” and Davis.
During an appearance on SiriusXM Boxing’s and DAZN’s The Ak & Barak Show, Lopez said he didn’t catch Davis’ knockout victory over Leo Santa Cruz and that “Tank” isn’t the A-side compared to him (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“I didn’t even watch it. I’m not gonna pay $75 to watch Tank fight, for something that I knew that he was gonna do. You know what I mean? However, man, I think that these guys – and for Floyd to even say that he needs to be the ‘A’ side if he fights me, that’s just for Floyd. Floyd, you could be the ‘A’ side if you fight me. You know what I mean?
“But not Tank Davis. Tank Davis, he’s not even close to it yet, man. I’m the ‘A’ side no matter what these guys say. And when it comes to it, man, you guys know me – I’ll accept any fight. I accept any fight. I don’t care. However, now I have to think about what do you bring to the table for me now? Because I had to work my way up. I’m not gonna give you something without earning the sh-t.”
Both Lopez and Davis are undefeated in their pro boxing careers. Davis is the WBA (Regular) Lightweight Champion and WBA (Super) Super-Featherweight titleholder. Lopez competes under Top Rank Boxing, while “Tank” is a PBC fighter associated with Mayweather Promotions.