According to Dan Ambrose, Teofimo Lopez has actually chosen to come out of retirement and safeguard his WBO light welterweight title against Devin Haney. Haney has actually revealed his desire to fight Teo, stating “Let’s do it.”
Teo has actually made it clear to Haney that he is the A-side and holds the belt at 140, so Haney should not anticipate to be calling the shots. If Haney is severe about battling Teofimo, it should not be tough to make the fight occur.
A possible barrier to the Teofimo-Haney fight is Gervonta Davis, who might likewise have an interest in dealing with Haney next.
If Tank Davis wishes to end up being indisputable at light-weight, he requires to act rapidly and select the Haney fight prior to abandoning his titles at 135 to challenge Teofimo for the WBO belt at 140.
Teofimo’s punching power might be a game-changer if he lands a tidy shot on Haney. It will be a hard fight for Haney in his very first match at 140, however he will be well-compensated. Despite his current uninspired efficiencies against Sandor Martin, Pedro Campa, and George Kambosos Jr, Teo’s triumph over Josh Taylor has actually made him the preferred to beat Haney.
This fight represents a substantial payday for 24-year-old Devin at 140. While Ryan Garcia would be an amazing challenger for Haney, he has actually disappointed interest in battling him in the past, making it an impractical choice.
What? 20 M’s? I didn’t even stat out the place of our fight not to mention put a cost on the fight. What you discussing male?!.
Start slimming down and we’ll find out the rest so we can provide the fight fans a DREAM that will TAKEOVER the sport of BOXING!
— Teofimo Lopez (@TeofimoLopez) July 13, 2023
There may be settlements associated with making the Teofimo-Haney fight occur. Haney might need to accept a lowball deal comparable to what he consented to for the very first George Kambosos Jr fight in 2015.
If whatever works out for Haney, he might win the fight and have the upper hand in a possible rematch with Teo.
For Haney to dismiss Teofimo, he will require a substantial enhancement over his efficiency against Vasily Lomachenko. Otherwise, he is most likely to be outmatched by Teo’s speed and power.
Teofimo has actually encouraged Haney to begin slimming down as he wishes to offer fans with a dream fight. Haney’s size has actually required him to go up from the light-weight department, however even with the five-pound weight cushion, he might still require to shed more weight to make 140.