IBF Lightweight World Champion Teofimo Lopez said that despite his dislike for WBA / WBO / WBC Franchise belt holder Vasily Lomachenko, he will touch his gloves before the fight.
“I’m just a showman. Everyone got this fight because I’m a showman. Perhaps many people want to see from me not only knockouts, but also somersaults and celebrations. I’m just that kind of person, and the main thing in this business is to entertain. It’s an entertaining sport. I love to show myself.
We will touch each other’s gloves before the fight. If he doesn’t want to, that’s his decision. But I will follow the rules that say we must touch the gloves before the starting bell. I look at it this way.
May the strongest win. You know I went out and tore my ass to get this fight. The main thing is fame. What Lomachenko will do after the fight is his business. I have a goal and an understanding of how to achieve it, “said Teofimo Lopez during the final press conference.