IBF lightweight title holder Teofimo Lopez has never hidden that he has no sympathy for WBA / WBO / WBС Franchise champion Vasily Lomachenko. Nevertheless, he claims that he respects the Ukrainian desire to write his name in the history of boxing.
I don’t like Lomachenko. I can’t make eye contact with him. This is one of those guys that I can’t meet eye to eye. He’s not the only one, there are other fighters whose behavior I don’t like.
I don’t have anything specifically against him, I’m just that kind of person. If I don’t like you, I’ll tell you about it. If you have any problems, we can solve them in or outside the ring.
I would not say that I respect Lomachenko as a fighter. I respect the fact that he is trying to do great things in boxing. This is the only way I can take off my hat in front of him. I don’t respect him as a fighter, but I can take my hat off as he continues to do great things in the sport he loves. I also love boxing. Because of this, he is now taking his position. Because of this, I will occupy this position after our fight, “- said Teofimo Lopez in an interview with the YouTube channel Boxing Social.