American prospect lightweight (up to 61.2 kg) Ryan Garcia (20-0-0, 17 KO), talking about the upcoming fight between neighbors in the division, Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1-0, 10 KO) and compatriot Teofimo Lopez (15- 0-0, 12 KO), stated that none of them were highly talented.
“I have to give the advantage to Lomachenko [в бою с Лопесом]though he is not the most talented fighter. Its speed does not impress me, nor does the force of impact. Of course, he had an advantage over me three or four years ago, but today he does not surprise me.
I can’t say that Teofimo is also some kind of insane talent. Yes, he is physically more gifted than Loma, but he will not be able to oppose anything to his boxing. Teofimo will not pull Loma’s IQ, “Garcia said.