Teofimo Lopez has been taunting one of his rivals for sitting below him in the super-lightweight ranks.
Lopez is the WBO 140 champion having defeated Josh Taylor last time out. Before that he had lost just once to George Kambosos Jr when he was disposed of his IBF, WBA and WBO lightweight titles having won them from Vasily Lomachenko.
The Taylor win saw him back to his best, and he now holds one of the four belts in an incredibly stacked division.
Speaking to FightHype, Lopez has insisted he is chasing no one and is picking his own way.
“Whatever the case will be, those guys have a route, [Ryan] Garcia, [Rolly] Romero, [Gervonta] ‘Tank’ [Davis]. But now I’m coming back and figuring out my own route.
“I’m not going to get these guys and I ain’t no b*tch, I’m not going to look for them.”
He then outlined why he has that view and stated it’s because he beat the man who beat the man who is the out-and-out ruler of his division.
“I won and I beat the man that was the one of the division so I am king. So whoever wants to step, come.”
Finally, he singled out Haney and ribbed him for not having the lineal title.
“Devin Haney is number two. I’m number one, ’cause I have the undisputed. And I now, one thing my father and I know, that sh*t eats them every night.
“Because everybody wants to be number one, nobody wants to be two. But it’s ok to be number two. Stay in behind me. I’ll show them the way.”
Haney was working on a fight with Ryan Garcia but the latter has now named a new target, meaning he will be defending his WBC belt – recently won from Regis Prograis – against another opponent, potentially mandatory challenger Sandor Martin.