Unified lightweight world champion Teofimo Lopez is chasing the big names in his division.
The man who captured 2020 by storm, defeating Vasyl Lomachenko is eager to get back inside the ring, but his next opponent is yet to be announced.
Originally, the 23-year-old champion is scheduled to fight his IBF mandatory challenger George Kambosos of Australia. The fight was even ordered by the IBF, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the fight could be delayed.
“We are talking about April or May for my next fight, but I still do not have a date on when I’ll return, there is no specific date; but those are the months in which I believe that I will return,” Lopez told Mi Finde.
“If I can’t face my mandatory fight, against George Kambosos, the other would have to be Devin Haney; if I can’t get him, we’re going to take Ryan Garcia; if that doesn’t happen, we go after Gervonta Davis, but Floyd Mayweather doesn’t want him to fight me. If nobody wants to fight I will have to look for an opponent at 140 pounds.
“When you are the best everyone wants to be like you, they would like to be in my position, they want to be the king of boxing, but they can’t, they will only achieve it if they face Teofimo and if they beat me, but that’s not going to happen. I am number one in the world, everyone who is below me wants my belts and everything I have, and that has motivated me.”