American ex-champion Chris Aljieri ranked himself among the part of the boxing community that believes that Vasily Lomachenko (14-2-0, 10 KO) needs to leave the lightweight division (up to 61.2 kg) after being defeated by Teofimo Lopez (16-0-0, 12 KO).
“I don’t think Loma stumbled. It’s just not his weight class,” Aljieri said in an interview with Fighthub. “And as for me, now he will either return to 130 pounds or retire. During the fight I had time to think:” He does not want to eat a mouthpiece and “go out on the shield” in an attempt to get a victory.
There are times when you either do not believe that you are capable of this, or you do not want to do it because the opponent is too big. Lopez was the boss in the ring – too big and powerful for Lomachenko. “