TEOFIMO LOPEZ called out American rival Devin Haney just moments after his stunning demolition of Vasility Lomachenko.
And it didn’t take long for Haney to give an answer, as he tweeted: “Lopez vs Haney 2021. Let’s do It! #AllTheBelts.”
After a scintillating unanimous points win against Lomachenko, Lopez added the WBO, WBA and WBC ‘franchise’ belts to his IBF strap.
Haney holds the ‘regular’ WBC version, and is keen for the pair to lay it all on the line next year.
Speaking in the ring after his dismantling of a fighter regarded as the pound-for-pound best in Lomachenko, Lopez said: “I had to dig deep, man. I’m thankful. I’m grateful.
“And each and every day, I take that in. I thank God first because I couldn’t do it without him. I’m a fighter. I gotta dig in deep.
“I knew he was coming. I didn’t know if they had him up on the scorecards or not, and I love to fight.
“I can bang, too. I don’t care, man. I’ll take one to give one. That’s what a true champion does. I find a way to win.”
He was then asked what was next, to which he responded: “Man, take me to 140. Or I could fight the two-time email world champion Devin Haney if they want that.”
Haney puts his WBC belt on the line on November 7 against Yuriourkis Gamboa in Hollywood.
More to follow…
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