Teofimo Lopez was mocked for saying he won his battle with new Aussie planet champion George Kambosos Jr. and now his father has doubled down in amazing fashion.
Kambosos Jr. shocked the boxing planet with a break up final decision victory (one hundred fifteen-111, one hundred fifteen-113, 113-114) but Lopez was owning none of it submit-battle.
“He’s a hell of a fighter, but I won tonight, everybody is familiar with that,” Lopez mentioned to a flurry of boos.
That, of program, did not go down very well both in Australia and in the United States, with Lopez criticised for not giving Kambosos Jr. the credit history he deserved.
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If the Australian was ready of Lopez’s father to appropriate his son’s behaviour, the opposite occurred.
In fact, Lopez Sr. was even more robust in his perception that his son should have experienced his hand elevated, heading as significantly as to declare Kambosos Jr. did not acquire a one spherical.
“Everybody is familiar with (Teofimo) won that battle,” he informed SecondsOut.
“Everybody is familiar with that. I experienced it 10-2, 9-three. All people was just upset, they booed the final decision in the Madison Sq. Back garden so we just obtained to maintain on dwelling and do huge fights and advertising out arenas like we did tonight.
“We marketed out the Madison Sq. Back garden on the vaccination time, when you gotta be vaccinated to get inside. So at the conclude of the night the full arena was upset at what occurred and I really do not blame my son for nothing at all.”
Kambosos Jr. ambushed the titleholder early, scoring a knockdown in the very first spherical and proving that it is hazardous to underestimate an underdog.
When asked no matter if his son realized something in the upset reduction, Lopez Sr. yet again took the opportunity to criticise the final result.
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“Number 1 lesson is really do not f*** with the business since the business could hurt you,” he mentioned.
“I informed him a whole lot: ‘From now on we’re just gonna remain silent and not mention no names’.
“We’re just gonna maintain on executing what we’re executing. My son is however the greatest in the world. We didn’t get knocked out, we was in no way hurt in the battle, we introduced it again to this dude and everybody is familiar with.
“Madison Sq. Back garden was booing this s***. He won every spherical. I’ll almost certainly give him [Kambosos] two rounds such as the knockdown.
“I taught him to acquire every spherical by touching every two seconds. Every single two seconds he was touching him. There is no way in the points technique this dude won a freakin’ spherical. And that’s just the way it is.
“To me he won unanimous but you can place it at 10-2, 9-three since of the knockdown. And he just slipped, it was like a flash knockdown. There is no way this kid beat us.”
In declaring that, Lopez Sr. is adamant he and his son will not be seeking a rematch with the Australian.
“No rematch,” he mentioned.
“My miscalculation was leaving my son at 135 so lengthy since in this sport you gotta knock everybody out. If you really do not knock everybody out, this is what transpires.
“It was a comprehensive robbery, we dictated the battle from the commencing, aggressively, using all people points. All people in the planet is familiar with what occurred, everybody’s declaring he won 9-three, 10-2, the full arena noticed it and it was just disgusting.
“I could not believe what they just did to us. But you know what, they just stained us.
“It’s time to go up to one hundred forty and this bulls*** — ‘cause it is a bulls*** reduction.”
Lopez Sr can say all he wishes but Kambosos Jr is the 1 who has now taken the boxing planet by storm and even the formal scorecards proved the Australian was up against it.