Teófimo López challenges Ryan García: “We can do something in September or December” – La Opinion

Teófimo López challenges Ryan García: “We can do something in September or December” – La Opinion


Teófimo López, super lightweight champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), challenged Ryan García after his surprising victory over the monarch Devin Haney to face each other in the month of September or December.

In an interview with the YouTube channel Punsh Drunk, López commented that He has already spoken with his promoter Top Rank for this confrontation to take place. with García in a captured weight and thus have no problems when negotiating.

“I spoke to Top Rank about how I wanted this to be planned. We said something to Ryan (García) and his team that we can do something in september or december“, said. “It doesn’t have to be in my weight class (140). It can be a catch weight. That way we won’t have any problems moving forward.”

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Ryan García defeated Devin Haney with a dominant performance and surprised the world. Photo Courtesy: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy Promotions.

Before his fight with Devin Haney, Ryan García assured that the next one he would enter the ring with would be Teófimo López. Although he initially showed no interest in the fight, now The Takeover is fully interested to face the Californian who doesn’t care if it’s not in his current weight class.

Even though Haney was the betting house favorite, Ryan García He gave the surprise by knocking down The Dream three times during the fight and taking the biggest victory of his career. on the cards by majority decision of the judges (112-112, 114-110 and 115-109). Since King Ry arrived three pounds heavier and had to pay $1.5 million dollars after a bet he made with his rival, the World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight belt was not at stake.

After his victory, King Ry has shown interest in facing Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz, Sebastián Fundora and Gervonta Davisbut also many fighters like López have challenged the Californian due to his great performance against Haney and the amount of money they can earn fighting him.

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Ryan García knocked down Devin Haney three times with his left hand and took the biggest victory of his career. Photo Courtesy: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy Promotions.

Teófimo López, 25, is a former undisputed lightweight champion and WBO champion at 140 pounds. The American boxer of Honduran descent He has a record of 19 wins, 13 by knockout, and one loss in his professional career.

For his part, Ryan García, 24, He debuted successfully in the new category after knocking out Óscar Duarte and now he shocked the world by defeating the WBC champion. The Mexican-American boxer has a record of 25 wins (20 by knockout) and one setback in his professional career.

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