Long before the fight against Vasily Lomachenko, the young lightweight fighter Teofimo Lopez had repeatedly warned that it would be very difficult for him to keep within this weight category in order to fight for the title of absolute world champion.
Despite the long delays in organizing the fight, having spent a long training camp and working together with nutritionist Teofimo, they still managed to keep up with the weight, beat Vasily Lomachenko and become the owner of four main titles in this category. Nevertheless, most likely, in the next fight, he will rise higher in the first welterweight.
“I choose to stay for one more lightweight fight and fight one of these three fighters (Haney, Garcia, Davis) or wait for the result of the Ramirez-Taylor fight. We discussed many different options for how to proceed. I am 23 years old, I am the absolute world champion. I would like to move up to the first welterweight and do what no one else has ever been able to do – become the undisputed champion in two weight classes. This is a legendary achievement, ”says Teofimo.