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Teofimo Lopez does not think that Timothy Bradley and Andre Ward should be in Boxing Hall of Fame

Teofimo Lopez doesn't seem to have any plans to lessen his hatred towards Andre Ward and Timothy Bradley, two ESPN analysts.

During an ESPN broadcast of his last bout against Spaniard Sandor Martin in December, Lopez stirred up controversy by accusing Hall of Fame fighters Bradley and Ward of bias against him. Lopez accused both commentators of distorting the public's perception of his split-decision victory over Martin. Undoubtedly, a camera saw Lopez questioning himself verbally after the incident.

The recent undisputed lightweight championship bout between champion Devin Haney and challenger Vasiliy Lomachenko, which ended with Haney winning a unanimous decision, prompted Lopez who will face Josh Taylor this Saturday at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City for Taylor's WBO 140-pound title to reprimand Ward and Bradley.

Lopez launched into an absurd tirade against Bradley, a former two-division champion who defeated legendary welterweights Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. This coming Sunday, Bradley and Carl Froch will both be officially inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. Ward was admitted the previous year.

“I don’t even know how Tim Bradley is in the Hall of Fame, to be real,” Lopez said. “I don’t understand that part. I don’t think he’s a Hall of Famer. Andre Ward could be what it is. He retired undefeated, he faced some tough caliber fighters. I don’t think Bradley is a Hall of Famer. There’s other guys, other f-----g fighters that definitely out-did his career and his resume.”

“Maybe one guy (that Bradley beat that is worthy of Hall of Fame credentials), Juan Manuel Marquez. Okay. But Pacquiao? Pacquiao beat him. Ain’t no way he beat Pacquiao. Know what I’m sayin’? To each his own.”


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