Teofimo Lopez Says He Should’ve Won Vs. George Kambosos, Plans To Face Josh Taylor
Teofimo Lopez Jr.’s father – Lopez Sr — said his son won’t be boxing George Kambosos Jr. again.
Instead, Lopez will make a move up to 140 pounds – light welterweight – and will be targeting unified champion Josh Taylor.
Lopez, the former IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO lightweight champion, lost his belts to Kambosos via split decision after going the distance in 12 rounds.
Kambosos, of Australia, was an underdog coming into the fight, especially with his opponent overcoming names like Richard Commey (TKO) and Vasyl Lomachenko (UD) in his last two fights.
But fans expressed how the Australian impressed them with his skills while they felt second-hand embarrassment from Lopez.
After Kambosos was announced the new world champion, he was about to show Lopez respect, but the former champion cut him off and told DAZN that he should’ve won.
Kambosos was about to give him some love too. Just sad 🤦🏿♂️ https://t.co/qUbdlRWqNI
— Ray Diggs (@Ray__Diggs) November 28, 2021
“Everybody knows [Lopez] won that fight,” Teofimo Sr. added. “Everybody was upset; they booed the decision in MSG. It’s a bulls–t loss, and I had it 10 to 2, 9 to 3.”
“I should’ve never fought with DAZN; I should’ve stood with Top Rank.”
Now, Lopez Sr.’s plan to bounce back from the loss is to move up to light welterweight, get a fight in February and then fight Taylor. Lopez has been at lightweight for eight years.
“I don’t blame my son for nothing,” Lopez Sr. said.