Teofimo Lopez says he wants the fighters and the promoters to help bring back boxing by putting together more 50-50 fights that will interest fans.
The undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo (16-0, 12 KOs) is challenging the promoters and fighters to step up to the plate to put together fights that aren’t one-sided out the gate, which has turned off a lot of fans.
IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO 135-pound champion Lopez is coming off a massive 12 round decision win over Vasily Lomachenko in a fight that many fans predicted that he would lose last October.
It’s not just the promoters getting in the way of making important fights by protecting their stars by matching them only against opposition they’re 100% certain they can beat; it’s also the fighters.
Many of the fighters only want to make fights happen against opponents who agree to take the smaller money. Hence, we’re not seeing fights involving Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford