Teofimo Lopez’s Father Criticizes Josh Taylor For Dismissing Son As Next Title Challenger
Teofimo Lopez’s father is once again revving up the trash talk and this time it’s directed at Josh Taylor.
Taylor is the newly-minted undisputed junior-welterweight champion. He achieved this goal by defeating Jose Ramirez via unanimous decision. He now holds the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Junior-Welterweight Titles.
Many have been salivating over potential dream matches for Taylor. The two biggest names that pop up are Lopez and WBO Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford. Taylor hasn’t been too keen on the idea of fighting Lopez yet as he feels “The Takeover” has unfinished business at 135 pounds.
Fight Hub TV caught up with Lopez’s trainer and father, who made it clear that he feels Taylor is ducking his son (via Bad Left Hook).
“We on top of the game and my son is undisputed at 135, I don’t care what anybody says, and everybody’s gonna find out sooner or later. We want Josh Taylor. We want Josh Taylor next but he’s already punking out because he knows what’s going on. There’s no way Josh could beat my son. He got no skills. He’s got a little bit of good skills here and there but he doesn’t think like my son, like you’re playing a checkers match against a chess match.
“We don’t need to throw a lot of punches, we just set you up, bro. And (Taylor) knows it, that’s why he’s scared. I want Josh Taylor next and if he doesn’t take Teofimo Lopez you know he’ scared.
“He ain’t better than my son. Never, ever. My son is faster, stronger, smarter — smarter, that’s the game plan right there. You gotta be smarter and you gotta know how to adapt. He never adapted to Ramirez, Ramirez took the last four rounds. That showed me he ain’t ready for us. So stop your [expletive], Josh. It’s the biggest fight to be made. You need to fight my son to show the whole world who you are.
“We gonna try to get this fight with Haney if this punk-ass dude from England [Taylor is from Scotland] doesn’t want to fight us because he’s scared, he’s got no freakin’ cojones. He’s a five, six-round fighter. That’s all he is and Ramirez showed it.”