Teofimo Lopez Thinks Gervonta Davis Is ‘Cherry-Picking’ Opponents
Teofimo Lopez isn’t impressed by Gervonta Davis’ resume.
Lopez is fresh off the biggest victory of his pro boxing career. “The Takeover” stunned fight fans with his unanimous decision victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko. Lopez captured the WBA (Super), WBC (Franchise), IBF, and WBO Lightweight Titles. Many believe the sky’s the limit for Lopez if he continues to win his fights.
Many have been wondering what is next for Lopez, who has entertained moving up to 140 pounds. Some feel bouts against the likes of Devin Haney, Gervonta Davis, and Ryan Garcia are the way to go for Lopez.
During the post-fight press conference following his win over Lomachenko, Lopez expressed his belief that Davis is only taking fights that are advantageous to him (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“For everyone else out there, man, everybody is cherry-picking. Gervonta Davis, why you fighting Leo Santa Cruz? For what? That’s a 130-pounder, or a 126-pounder. That’s sad, man. And you guys hype these guys up for so many things, but it’s OK. It’s OK. Just put ‘em in front of me and I’ll beat ‘em.”
Lopez went on to say that boxing should go back to being about the best fighting the best.
“Absolutely. I mean, that’s how it should be. That’s why this new generation, I mean, you have the likes of Shakur Stevenson, you have the likes of Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, you have the likes of so many other guys out there, young fighters. I have a list that I could give off of, that I grew up with in the amateurs. And the fact is this is the new generation. We’re bringing back what the old school was – fight the best and you push on it. I’m not here to pick and choose who I wanna fight, because I wanna defend my title and keep that 0. No. Nah. And now, who knows [how] my figures are gonna go up, if they’re gonna go up after this?”