Teofimo Lopez’s Father Not Impressed By Ryan Garcia’s KO Over Luke Campbell
The father of Teofimo Lopez feels Ryan Garcia’s recent performance left a lot to be desired.
Garcia was in action on January 2. He went one-on-one with Luke Campbell for the interim WBC Lightweight Title. Garcia survived a second-round knockdown to score a knockout victory in the seventh round. It was the body shot of Garcia that sealed the deal.
While Garcia has been widely praised for his resilience against Campbell, Lopez’s father doesn’t share the same viewpoint. Here’s what he told Bad Left Hook.
“What grade do I give Ryan? An A? No, no grade. Luke Campbell was a fighter that was nothing like the guy who fought Jorge Linares or Lomachenko, that was a washed-up Luke Campbell. And Luke still dropped Ryan!
“You saw it in a video that’s out there, me to Eddie Hearn, I said that Luke was a loser, in that losing was already in his head. And Ryan fought and beat him. I don’t know what him and his guys were doing after the win, they were so happy.”
Teofimo Lopez holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and WBC (Franchise) Titles. Lopez has been calling for a bout with Devin Haney, who holds the standard WBC gold. Garcia has WBA (Regular) titleholder Gervonta Davis in his sights.
Many believe we are now in a new golden age for lightweights in boxing. Lopez, Garcia, Haney, and Davis are all undefeated champions, interim or not. Time will tell when fight fans will start getting the big fights that have been called for.