Teofimo Lopez might emulate Floyd Mayweather by splitting from promoters Prime Rank to capitalise on his success.
Lopez cemented himself among the many elite by changing into the unified light-weight champion when he beat Vasyl Lomachenko in October final yr.
The 16-Zero fighter is ranked as the most effective pound-for-pound fighters on the earth and, at simply 23, has a few of his largest fights forward of him.
Lopez hinted that he’s sad with Bob Arum’s Prime Rank and will look elsewhere to money in on his success.
“I’m wanting ahead, and I’m shifting ahead,” Lopez instructed ESPN. “If you happen to can’t meet the phrases, then like I mentioned, I’m taking my skills some place else.
“Since you acquired one of the best fighter on the earth on that show. It’s all paid dues. And that’s what we did; we paid our dues. I’m your favorite fighter’s favorite fighter. That units the tone, and I believe that everyone wants to understand that.
“I’m the reality. I’m one of the best within the division. I can’t take it or go away it no extra. It’s extra so about it’s a takeover. I earned it. It’s not one thing that’s a given. You’ve gotta earn it.”
Lopez wouldn’t be the primary fighter to separate from Prime Rank as Floyd Mayweather famously purchased himself out of his cope with the promotion in 2006 for $750,000.
The 50-Zero boxer later admitted that signing with the promotion was considered one of his worst selections.
“As of in the present day, the worst factor I ever did in my profession was signal with Prime Rank,” Mayweather instructed FightHype in 2018. “One in every of my relations was cash hungry and went behind my again. That’s the worst factor I ever did.
“The worst factor I ever did was signal with Prime Rank, as a result of I used to be destined to be large anyway.
“I used to be destined to be a celebrity anyway.”
Mayweather’s web value is claimed to be round $560million, though he disputes this and places the determine nearer to $1billion.