Fresh off an upset of Vasiliy Lomachenko to unify lightweight titles that announced him as a future pound-for-pound star of the sport, unbeaten Teofimo Lopez isn’t afraid to let the world know he’s feeling himself just a bit.
“Trust me, I’ve got smiles everywhere,” Lopez told “Morning Kombat” on Monday. “I’m happy. Just the fact that I can say, ‘Go f— yourself,’ or anything like that, it’s amazing.”
The 23-year-old Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) outboxed and bullied the smaller Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) in October. He’s hoping to return in March or April and said he’s in talks with New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hard Rock Stadium outside of Miami and the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas as possible venues provided at least a portion of each venue’s capacity can be filled with fans amid the pandemic.