No rematch for Lomachenko ⋆ Boxing Information 24

By Dan Ambrose: Teofimo Lopez affirmed as soon as once more on Wednesday that there shall be NO rematch for his final opponent Vasily Lomachenko.

You’ll be able to’t blame Teofimo for opting to not battle Lomachenko once more as a result of there’s a excessive likelihood that he would lose to the previous three-division world champion in a rematch.

Followers assume Teofimo is afraid of Lomachenko

So as a substitute of combating Lomachenko once more and getting crushed, Teofimo is justifying his resolution to not battle him once more by saying he’s transferring on to larger and higher issues.

Sadly, the boxing public believes Teofimo is ducking Lomachenko and lacks the boldness he can beat him a second time.

The four-belt light-weight champion Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) says he believes that if the two-time Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko (15-2, 11 KOs) had crushed him final October, he wouldn’t have given him a rematch.

With the door closed shut for good for a second battle in opposition to Lomachenko, Teofimo states that he’s going after the undisputed 140-lb champion Josh Taylor.

However first, Teofimo should care for his IBF necessary George Kambosos Jr (19-0, 10 KOs) subsequent month on October 4th on Triller PPV at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.

Teofimo most likely would have already vacated all 4 of his light-weight titles by now if not for the great payday he’s getting for the Kambosos Jr battle. Triller Struggle Membership is paying Teofimo $4 million for the battle, most likely $3 million greater than the match is basically price.  Kambososo Jr. is arguably one of many worst necessary challengers this author has seen for an extended, very long time.

Teofimo Lopez Vasiliy Lomachenko

The IBF must get their act collectively and begin logically rating fighters, as they appear to have gotten issues the other way up with their #1 rating for Kambosos Jr. He can be higher on the backside of the rankings slightly than on the prime spot.

Triller has received their work minimize out for them to attempt to make their a refund on pay-per-view and ticket gross sales. Teofimo vs. Kambosos Jr. will seemingly promote out MSG in New York, however it’s not anticipated to herald many PPV buys.

Frankly, it’s not a PPV-worthy battle, as Kambosos Jr. isn’t a family title within the U.S, and he’s not rated extremely by boxing followers.

“He’s combating my leftovers, attempting to redeem himself. It’s cute that everybody thinks he’s going to get me once more,”  stated Teofimo to Sky Sports in referring to Lomachenko combating a few of his previous opponents.

“The best way I have a look at it now? We’re previous that. We’re larger and higher issues, like Josh Taylor. There shall be no rematch.

“Had I misplaced, they might have by no means given me the chance, so I’m not doing it. I’m not fearful of anybody. I don’t duck or dodge anybody.
“The man can speak all he needs, however all people feels my vitality after I step as much as the plate.

“I have to get Kambosos Jr out of the best way. I don’t need folks to again down,” stated  Teofimo.

What makes it apparent that Teofimo is ducking the rematch with Lomachenko is the huge amount of cash that he’s strolling away from.

When a fighter chooses to steer away from a battle that may make them thousands and thousands, it’s a must to consider they don’t like their probabilities. If Teofimo loses to Lomachenko, it’s going to harm his incomes potential as a result of he can be compelled to attempt to avenge the loss.

Combating Lomachenko might end in one more defeat for Teofimo. On the finish of the three fights, Teofimo’s profession can be the equal of meteor mud.

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