Vasyl Lomachenko was fighting against Teofimo Lopez with a shoulder injury. This is the information presented to the media by his doctor, who operated on him on Monday, which is why the Ukrainian is waiting for a few months break.
He stated that Vasyl had already been injected with tissue that needed help during the preparations, which is why he was not able to train for some time during the preparations. Of course, the 23-year-old boxer, who broke his great streak and deprived him of two elite world champion belts, could not react best to the information about the injury.
Lopez's victory was pure and unquestionable, so it should come as no surprise that he did not like the presentation of such information in the least. As it was and expected, Teofimo did not choose words in his address and it seems that he is annoyed by such words and believes that this is intended to reduce the significance of his victory.
"I came in injured too, if you want to talk about injuries already, but I didn't apologize for that. I think with that, especially as someone who was considered number 1, the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, he went lower than with anything so far, ”Lopez briefly commented on the situation for ESPN.
Lopez is not interested in a rematch at the moment. After all, Lomachenko is now recovering by early next year and only then could he return to training. In the foreground, the American could try to win the real WBC belt, which is with Devin Haney, but the option is to go to the welterweight category, where Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez hold two titles each.
But promoter Bob Arum said an attack on the 63.5-pound title could hardly happen before the end of next year. Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and Shakur Stevenson as challengers are also candidates for a good match. Lopez is certainly facing an interesting future, and a very close one.
Teofimo is now significantly more popular. This victory brought him great success and will be very important for his further career. If Teofimo has the same attitude and trains the same, he could become one of the most important boxers of all time.
Now everyone is waiting for his fight to see what he will show, and it is certain that he has a lot to show as in the match against Lomachenko If Teofimo has the same attitude and trains the same, he could become one of the most important boxers of all time.
Now everyone is waiting for his fight to see what he will show, and it is certain that he has a lot to show as in the match against Lomachenko