Eddie Hearn Takes Aim At ‘Deluded’ Teofimo Lopez
Eddie Hearn has fired back at Teofimo Lopez.
Lopez and Hearn have been butting heads for quite some time now, as the boxer claimed his fight against Josh Taylor set a record for ticket sales at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
“To everybody out there in the boxing world and to all the casual fans listening to this right now, Eddie Hearn is a fluke and a liar and lying to you guys,” Lopez said recently. “The thing that he said about me saying I can’t sell out arenas and stuff—you know, not only did we sell out, me and Josh Taylor, for The Theater at Madison Square Garden. You also know what else we did? We hit the highest gross in boxing history presenting in The Theater at Madison Square Garden.”
After Lopez’s comments, Hearn questioned it and now, the promoter has continued to take aim at him saying the boxer isn’t even on the same planet as everyone else.
“Teofimo Lopez is on another planet,” Hearn told Boxing Social. “Firstly, all this beef with me is because he lost to George Kambosos and he feels that it was my fault that he didn’t get the decision. Because as you remember, [he said] ‘if this was a Top Rank show, I would’ve won that fight.’ What? F—. Like, the guy, he talks so much sh!t. By the way, what a fighter, what an entertainer, amazing for the sport.
“I think he’s f—— completely deluded and I think he’s on another planet. That is what I think. But sometimes you have to be to do what he does. To go in there to beat Lomachenko, to beat Josh Taylor, you probably have to be a little whack. I’m not mad about it. I don’t hate the guy. I just listen to his interviews and go, ‘you talk absolute shit,” Hearn added.
“We crept over the line for a sell out at The Theater (for Lopez vs. Kambosos). He didn’t sell out against Josh Taylor. He talks about the biggest gate in the history of The Theater, complete rubbish and by the way, it holds like 3,900 [seats]. So you’re capping about selling 3,800 tickets and you’re this megastar who should be getting $20 million. Amazing fighter but just calm down,” Hearn concluded.
Teofimo Lopez has yet to respond to Eddie Hearn’s comments and whether or not he will is to be seen.
Lopez is coming off the win over Taylor to win the WBO and The Ring light welterweight titles.
What do you make of Eddie Hearn’s comments?