Devin Haney is offended that Teofimo Lopez appears to have modified his thoughts about sticking round at 135 to face him subsequent.
After shaking on it with Invoice Haney for a combat with WBC light-weight champion Devin (26-0, 15 KOs) subsequent, Teofimo (16-0, 12 KOs) and his dad are speaking about making a transfer as much as problem undisputed mild welterweight champion Josh Taylor subsequent in early 2022.
Haney appears to have been forgotten about now by Teofimo in favor of the unbeaten Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs), who can be a better combat to make for Teo.
Taylor and Teofimo are with Prime Rank and combat on the identical community platform at ESPN, so it’s a no brainer.
Moreover, Teofimo has outgrown the 135-lb division, and he’s placing his physique via the wringer every time he has to make weight.
Teofimo has been out of the ring for over a 12 months since his final combat in opposition to Vasily Lomachenko in October 2020. It will likely be troublesome for him to make weight for this Saturday’s title protection in opposition to George Kambosos Jr. for his or her battle on DAZN at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.
“I don’t know, there’s one thing totally different about [Teofimo] Lopez for this combat,” stated Haney to Fighthype when requested a couple of prediction on Teofimo’s title protection in opposition to George Kambosos on Saturday night time.
“I don’t see the identical sort of focus for this combat. I feel he’s having weight points or one thing like that. I could possibly be flawed, we obtained to attend and see, and I simply see one thing totally different.
“Yeah, he and my dad shook on it, and he stated I’m going to be the following man. I’m going to be subsequent,” stated Haney when requested if he’d be prepared to combat Teofimo at 140.
“Swiftly, he’s [Teofimo] saying he needs to combat Josh Taylor. He’s swearing he’s going to combat Josh Taylor subsequent. He and his dad make up s*** as they go alongside. They are saying one thing on this interview and one thing in that interview,” stated Haney.
It’s nonetheless untimely for Haney to be speaking a couple of combat with Teofimo as a result of he’s obtained a very robust title protection subsequent month in opposition to Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz Jr. on December 4th on DAZN in Las Vegas.
No one is aware of who will win the Haney vs. Diaz Jr., as Devin regarded poor in his final combat in opposition to Jorge Linares in Could. But when Haney does beat JoJo Diaz, and that’s a giant IF, it’ll be fascinating to see whether or not Teofimo and his dad observe via to attempt to make that combat.
“I do know you don’t consider these lies. You take heed to him, and also you’re like, ‘He’s filled with s***. Yeah, he’s f**** nuts. The dude is loopy,”
stated Haney when instructed that he needs to do the combat in February.
“He actually makes up lies as he goes, and also you’re everywhere listening to what they [Teofimo and his dad Teo Sr] say.
“As of this 12 months, nobody has fought more durable opposition [than me],” stated Haney. “Teofimo, he’s working from Lomachenko. He hasn’t fought in a complete 12 months, and he retains speaking about what he did to Lomachenko.
“I can’t take nothing away from him, and he gained the combat honest and sq.. However I’m taking former world champion after former world champion, and these guys simply aren’t doing it.
“Me and my group are going to place collectively an awesome sport plan for him [Teofimo], however he remembers what occurred in that sparring. That’s all I obtained to say,” stated Haney when requested how a combat between him and Teofimo would happen.
“I rattling close to want I hadn’t sparred him as a result of I really feel the combat would have been made already if we by no means sparred,” stated Haney.