Teofimo Lopez has advised his light-weight rivals precisely what they should do if they’re to hitch him as among the best boxers on the planet.
Following his sensational overcome Vasyl Lomachenko final month, the now unified light-weight world champion has entered most revered pound-for-pound lists designed to fee the highest ten boxers on the planet, no matter weight class.
Lopez advised talkSPORT Struggle Night time’s Adam Catterall: “It’s superb. I imagine prime 5 is the place I belong.
“One factor I don’t like is that it’s me and Loma subsequent to one another. I’m like, ‘Ugh, nah, kick him out.’
“In actuality although, it’s loopy simply to see your identify on there.
“To see that out of many, many fighters on the planet, and also you’re within the prime 5.
“It goes to point out me that we’re doing one thing huge. I’m very completely satisfied and I’m very appreciative of those that have acknowledged me for all of the arduous work and all of the stuff that we have now accomplished.
Lopez concluded by sending a message to his light-weight rivals: “For anybody that’s making an attempt to be within the pound-for-pound checklist alongside me, it’s a must to beat any person that’s not a cab driver, that’s not a tomato can and that truly has a pulse.
“On the subject of ‘Tank’ Davis, to Devin Haney, to Ryan Garcia, to all the opposite fighters on the market.
“As a result of I do know they’re making an attempt to squeeze a few of these different guys into the pound-for-pound checklist now that I’m on.
“However nah, not but.”