Terence Crawford has responded to a call out from Teofimo Lopez, who claimed that ‘Bud’ has an overrated résumé, with his best wins in the welterweight division coming over injured opposition. The arguable pound-for-pound number one has now hit back by declaring that Lopez was acting up for the cameras.
The unified 147lb champion famously dominated and knocked out Errol Spence Jr back in July and proved his generational talent to the boxing universe as a result.
Since then, Crawford has been unable to fight as Spence activated his rematch clause, but a possible loophole may have arisen as Spence revealed that he has undergone cataract surgery, meaning their second clash is likely to be delayed.
Teofimo Lopez took that opportunity to call for a fight with the 36-year-old southpaw, whilst simultaneously slamming Crawford’s impressive run at welterweight.
“Every fighter that Crawford has faced throughout the 147lb division, whether it looks good on paper, they have been injured. I am healthy, fight the best fighter at a healthier weight.”
On social media, Crawford publicly replied to Lopez’s criticism and told him to worry about fighters in his own division.
“Teofimo Lopez yo little b***h a** better worry about them little guys that’s on yo a** down there in yo weight class. It crazy every time I see yo hoe a** you don’t even look my way, but when you in front of a camera you got so much to say. You a p***y.”
And @TeofimoLopez yo little bitch ass better worry about them little guys that’s on yo ass down there in yo weight class. It crazy every time I see yo hoe ass you don’t even look my way, but when you in front of a camera you got so much to say. You a pussy.
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) January 10, 2024
Lopez then responded.
Time will tell! You also need to focus on getting yourself out that trapped contract you in with @ErrolSpenceJr & Al Haymon.
— Teofimo Lopez (@TeofimoLopez) January 10, 2024
Lopez stated that any potential fight between the two of them would need to take place at welterweight and rumours of Crawford moving up to 154lb has cast doubt on whether the pair will ever meet.
However, before talks of any kind can commence, Lopez must first get past Jamaine Ortiz, who he fights ahead of Superbowl weekend, in the first defence of his WBO Super-Lightweight Title.