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Teofimo Lopez Expresses Frustration with Top Rank Negotiations

Teofimo Lopez (20-1, 13 KOs), the WBO super lightweight champion, has taken to social media to vent his frustration with his promotional company, Top Rank, over what he perceives as unsatisfactory offers.



Teofimo Lopez


Lopez's discontent comes on the heels of his lackluster performance against Jamaine Ortiz (17-2-1, 8 KOs) in Las Vegas last February. Despite retaining his title with a unanimous decision victory, Lopez faced criticism from fellow boxers like Terence Crawford and Gervonta Davis for his subpar showing.


Amidst the criticism, speculation swirls around Lopez's next bout, with no confirmed date for his title defense. Reports suggest a potential matchup with Canadian Steve Claggett (38-7-2, 26 KOs) in Miami, Florida, tentatively scheduled for June 29.


Expressing his frustration on social media, Lopez questioned the nature of the offers he's received from Top Rank, indicating dissatisfaction with the negotiation process. This isn't the first time Lopez has voiced grievances against his promotional team. Following his victory against Josh Taylor (19-1, 13 KOs) last July, Lopez briefly announced his retirement before retracting the decision.


Lopez has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with Top Rank and ESPN, claiming he's been underpaid despite generating substantial revenue for the network. His recent outburst on social media underscores growing tensions between the boxer and his promotional company.

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