Teofimo Lopez is in action on the Crawford-Khan undercard in a few weeks, but not only is looking to get past Edis Tatli on April 20th, but he’s also looking to challenge for the title quickly.
In a report from Boxing News, he stated that sees himself going after a world title before the end of the year against pound for pound champion Vasily “Loma” Lomachenko.
“Of course I’m ready, I believe that I am a world champion I just don’t have the belt yet,” he said lightly. “Absolutely. I think the thin the g is that people put too many fighters on a pedestal too high.”
“When it comes to beating him, when we fight, I’ll show everyone what it is, how to beat this guy. He’s been beaten before so why can’t I beat him again?”
The end goal is to become a world champion at lightweight. He mentioned to the News:
“I’ve got this fight first to show everybody again,” he said. “I believe hopefully after this fight, it could be against Richard Commey [the IBF champion], it could be against Mikey Garcia [who still holds the WBC lightweight belt]. I think they’re going to wait till the end of the year for me and Lomachenko to fight,” he said. “It’s just having faith and all that I’ve been doing and all that I’ve been through and stuff like that is leading me to this path, leading me to the glory.”
They asked him about his dances in the ring, known from the popular computer game Fortnite, which have all amassed him notice. He said to the News,
“It’s going to be on ESPN, this is the perfect time to do this. Did it, it went viral and that’s where it started. These things, they come into my head, these ideas, celebrations, you put them together and it comes out the way it does.”
Well, see if he has a new one against Tatli on April 20th.