There is speculation that undisputed lightweight king Devin Haney may decide to move up in weight to light welterweight, where Teofimo Lopez now holds the WBO world title following his excellent win over Josh Taylor earler this month.
Lopez however has claimed numerous times that he is retired, though he has not yet officially vacated the belt and many in the sport are sceptical about whether he has truly called time on his career.
One of those sceptics is Haney, who seemed certain that a mega fight between himself and ‘The Takeover’ will take place “sooner or later” when appearing on The Danza Project.
“Of course he [Lopez] is not retired.
Of course I want to make that fight happen, I’ve been saying it for a while now, and sooner or later it will.”
The WBO give undisputed champions who move up in weight mandatory status for their titles, therefore a mouthwatering clash between Lopez and Haney in the next six to twelve months is a strong possibility.
Although Lopez insists he has hung up the gloves, he admits a big money offer could potentially tempt him back into the ring.
After a series of mediocre performances dating back to his loss to George Kambosos in 2021, as well as a host of troubles in his personal life, there were big doubts as to whether or not Lopez would ever return to the form that saw him topple Vasiliy Lomachenko back in 2020.
However, he managed to set his ongoing outside of the ring issues to the side and produce an imperious performance to topple Taylor at the Madison Square Garden Theatre and catapult himself towards some of the biggest fights in the sport.