WBO super-lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez has gunned for both Eddie Hearn and DAZN after their recently announced schedule, claiming that this could be the beginning of the end for the British promoter’s attempt at taking over the sport.
Lopez headlined against George Kambosos Jr in his lone fight on DAZN, where he suffered the maiden defeat of his career and lost his unified lightweight titles.
Ever since, Lopez has fought under the Top Rank banner and has been promoted by Bob Arum, moving up to 140lbs and defeating WBO champion Josh Taylor in his third fight at the weight to become a multi-divisional world titlist.
During that time, Lopez and Hearn have had a number of spats, with Hearn blaming Lopez’s dislike of him on the fact that he lost to Kambosos on his show and labelling the American as ‘completely deluded’ for believing that he deserved to win that fight on the cards.
Lopez has once again hit out at Hearn on social media, after Matchroom Boxing and DAZN announced four new shows that will take place between March and April, featuring two super-lightweight main-events that may have caught Lopez’ attention.
— Teofimo Lopez (@TeofimoLopez) January 24, 2024
“Yeah, makes sense why DAZN cut your budget! You guys will be done soon enough. Best believe boxing is looking forward to it! Including myself #DAZN #EddieGoByeBye.”
Lopez returns to the ring against Jamaine Ortiz on Super Bowl weekend, with the bout taking place on Thursday February 8 in Las Vegas, topping a bill that also sees Keyshawn Davis take on Jose Pedraza in an intriguing affair in the lightweight division.