Teofimo Lopez Reacts To Report Of Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios
Teofimo Lopez has given his take on the report of Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios.
Davis holds the WBA (Regular) Lightweight and WBA (Super) Super-Featherweight Titles. Barrios is the WBA (Regular) Light-Welterweight Champion. Mike Coppinger of The Athletic has reported that the two are in talks for a showdown this summer.
Lopez made an appearance on The Ak & Barak Show to share his thoughts on the report (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“It’ll be to say that he’s a three-division world champion. I can see that happening. I could definitely see that…(laughs). Hey, good for him, man. Let him do what he gotta do. I think he’s too small at 140, but he’s fighting someone who is obviously some sort of champion. And yeah, I think it’ll be good for the sport, somewhat.”
Lopez was then asked if he were to fight Davis at 140 should “Tank” stick around at light-welterweight. Here’s “The Takeover’s” answer.
“Everybody gotta see a pattern. A lot of people don’t catch onto patterns. WBA at 130, interim or silver or regular champion, then WBA regular champion at 135, and now they’re trying to go back to the WBA where they become the interim champion — or regular champion — with the WBA at 140 so he can say he’s a three-division world champion. And it always looks better on a resume, then they try to get the fact that ‘oh, I should be on pound-for-pound list because of x, y, and z.’ So, yeah, I can see the pattern. Kudos to him, you gotta do what you gotta do my man.
“If they say it can happen at 140 then there you go, that’s right there — that could happen.”
Lopez is expected to take on George Kambosos in his next fight. Triller has already won a purse bid for rights to the lightweight title fight. Lopez holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, The Ring, and WBC (Franchise) gold.