Teofimo Lopez expressed insecurity when talking about “hating” fans
Via Dan Ambrose: Teofimo Lopez looked bitter and insecure on Tuesday with sarcasm on social media about the “haters” who have targeted him since he won four lightweight titles for George Kambosos Jr. on November 27th.
Teofimo sounds haunted by his loss, having trouble letting go and moving on with what happened to him.
Former IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO 135-lb champion Teofimo (16-1, 12 KOs) addressed his “haters” this week, saying they “Want to be like me.”
Teofimo then began doing a series of endorsement deals he had made since losing the title to the unannounced Kambosos last November at Madison Square Garden in New York.
While Teofimo may be doing well on his endorsement deals, his career is currently in great doubt.
In his next game, the 24-year-old will move up to 140 lb and he won’t have the size advantage he has over his smaller opponent at 135. Lopez plans to face off against his rival at 135. unbeaten Arnold Barboza (26-0, 10 KOs) in the first half of 2022 at 140.
“All I can say is this. You guys keep hating me. My supporters, I love you. People who continue to hate me, they just want to be like me,” said Teofimo Lopez social media.
“I have Beets, I have Bud Lite, and next will be Nike,” Teofimo said of his confirmation. “You better believe it because I asked it to the universe, and I will agree to it.
“For all, you all keep hating, keep doing itt. Give me that energy. And last but least, the humble f***. It’s growth,” said Teofimo.
The above quote from Teofimo suggests that he is not dealing with the defeat to Kambosos Jr. Very good. Instead of teasing fans by bragging about his endorsement deals, he needs to go to the gym and start rebuilding.
Teofimo bragging about how well he is doing financially makes him sound insecure as he can no longer talk about his success in the ring. Kambosos brought Teofimo down to earth with his win last November, and there’s a good chance Teo will continue to lose.
You could argue that if Teofimo isn’t good enough to beat an average fighter like Kambosos, it’s only a matter of time before he loses again. Even at Teofimo’s best moments, he’ll never beat the top lightweight athletes.
Unfortunately, the only reason why Teofimo beat Lomachenko was that the Ukrainian boxer was injured and had the advantage. For all intents and purposes, Teofimo was a lightweight welterweight competing with an injured featherweight superweight in his win over Lomachenko in October 2020.
Constantly plunging into competition with smaller enemies has given Teofimo a huge advantage over them, which he will now no longer have as he knocks out up to 140. Teofimo’s career may never be. same time after promotion.
Like Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, a giant 160 lb boxer a decade ago, his career is never the same after reaching 168. We could very well see Teofimo’s career falter. fading, going downhill quickly.
In 2020, Teofimo racked up a massive loss to Vasily Lomachenko, beating him by unanimous decision in the 12th round to claim his four titles. After that bout, boxing fans hailed Teofimo as the #1 boxer in the tournament, saying he was a story.
Unfortunately, fans didn’t assume that Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs) was fighting with a badly injured right shoulder, forcing him to fight with his left hand.
Lomachenko should have postponed the fight because it was crazy to fight with only one arm, but he decided to show it off. Even with just one hand, Lomachenko nearly defeated the giant Korean-sized lightweight Teofimo.