Keyshawn Davis had already called out Teofimo Lopez for a fight after his impressive victory over Jose Pedraza with an electric TKO on Thursday night. This confrontation took place ahead of tomorrow night’s Top Rank show, where Lopez is set to face Jamaine Ortiz. During the final press conference for the event, Lopez, the WBO Super Lightweight champion, responded to Conor Benn and Keyshawn Davis, who had both expressed interest in fighting him after previously being complimentary. The tension continued to mount as Lopez prepared for his first defense of the WBO super-lightweight title.
Heated Ringside Confrontation: Teofimo Lopez vs. Keyshawn Davis
Following Teofimo Lopez’s triumph over Jamaine Ortiz, he found himself engaged in a heated ringside confrontation with Keyshawn Davis. The exchange of words between the two fighters highlighted the animosity that had developed between them. This incident further intensified the anticipation surrounding a potential future bout between Lopez and Davis.
Tensions Continue at Final Press Conference
The tension between Teofimo Lopez and Keyshawn Davis didn’t end with their ringside altercation. At the final press conference before Lopez’s upcoming fight, both fighters had another intense exchange. Lopez expressed his belief that if a fighter doesn’t possess the lineal belt, he has no interest in facing them. This statement was directed at both Conor Benn and Keyshawn Davis, solidifying Lopez’s desire for significant challenges and prestigious opponents.
Teofimo Lopez: “If you don’t have the lineal belt, I don’t want you.”
Audio Reveals Keyshawn Davis’ Accusations
An audio recording has been released of Keyshawn Davis accusing Teofimo Lopez of disrespect. The recording captures Davis voicing his grievances against Lopez, further fueling the tension between the two fighters. This revelation adds depth to the ongoing rivalry and raises intriguing questions about a potential future clash inside the boxing ring.
References: BoxingScene, Bleacher Report