Teofimo Lopez says Lomachenko “Not mentally ok” since loss

Teofimo Lopez says he’s hearing that his recent opponent former three-division world champion Vasily Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) isn’t “mentally OK” since his win over him last October.

Teofimo (16-0, 12 KOs) isn’t saying whether it’s a neurological issue or an issue with depression with the talented Ukrainian star.

Lopez sounds concerned about Lomachenko, who hasn’t fought since losing to him by a 12 round unanimous decision on October 17th last year in Las Vegas.

In a recent interview, Lomachenko sounded frustrated and disgusted that he was unable to get a rematch with Teofimo. He said he felt that Teofimo didn’t want to give him a rematch due to him knowing that he would lose the second fight.

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Lomachenko fought Teofimo with an injured right shoulder, which he had surgery on shortly after the fight.

Recently, there was talk that Lomachenko would fight former Teofimo opponent Masayoshi Nakatani in the summer, but there’s still no date for that fight.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko fought well in the second half of his fight with Teofimo after throwing almost no punches in the first six rounds.

Most boxing fans would agree that Lomachenko got the better of Teofimo in the last six rounds of the fight and that if he’d started earlier, he’d have won.

“I’m hearing some reports that he’s not mentally OK since the loss,” said Teofimo Lopez to ESNEWS on what he’s hearing about Lomachenko.

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“On that end, as long as he’s still training and keeping his mind focused. That’s the thing, man. You lose once and sometimes it’s not good,” said Teofimo.

It’s got to be tough for Lomachenko to come back from the loss to Teofimo because he clearly wanted a rematch, but it wasn’t going to happen. Teofimo feels he has nothing to gain in fighting Lomachenko again.

For Loma, he’s going to have to be properly motivated if he takes on the 5’11” Nakatani. That’s not the type of guy that you want to fight if you’re distracted and unmotivated due to a recent loss.

A lot of boxing fans think it’s time for Lomachenko to return to the 130-lb division because he’s giving away too much size against his bigger opponents since moving up to 135.

There’s no shame in Lomachenko returning to the super featherweight division to fight the likes of Oscar Valdez, Jamel Herring, and Shakur Stevenson.

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“I think it’ll be a good fight because now Tank is going up to 140,” said Teofimo about Tank Davis’ title shot against WBA ‘regular’ light welterweight champion Mario Barrios.

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“I think he’ll [Davis] be a lot more comfortable, though,” Lopez continued. “It is different when you go up in weight when you don’t have the punching power, but I don’t think Tank has to worry about that.

“I think it’ll be a great fight for everybody, and hopefully, Tank wins so that we can scrap that up.

“Oh yeah, for sure,” said Teofimo about a fight between him and Gervonta Davis being a huge pay-per-view match.

“Yeah, that’ll be a hell of a fight and we can make that happen, as long as he after his fight [with Barrios], he deals with what he has to deal with, we can make this happen.

“As long as he’s already at 140, I don’t see why not,” said Teofimo of a fight between him and Tank Davis.

It sounds like we could see Teofimo and Tank Davis battle in 2022, as long as both guys win their fights this year. Teofimo is fighting his IBF mandatory GeorgeKambosos Jr (19-0, 10 KOs) on June 5th in Miami, Florida. The fight will be shown on Triller pay-per-view.

20 thoughts on “Teofimo Lopez says Lomachenko “Not mentally ok” since loss”

  1. I would definitely like to see Lopez fight a healthy Lomachenko in a rematch. Maybe Lopez will get lucky again with another Loma injury because if he doesn’t, Lomachenko tears Lopez a new one.

  2. Lomachenko is the most mentally strong boxer this wont do anything to him he still thinks he is undefeated and undisputed

    • YOUR MAN GOT BEAT GET OVER IT..IN THE REMATCH IF YOU THINK THROWING MORE WILL HELP LOMA IS GETTING KNOCKED OUT!!!!!! LOMA DIDNT WIN THE LAST 6 ROUNDS CUZ HE LOST THE MOST IMPORTANT ROUND WHICH WAS THE 12 AND ALSO THIS ARTICLE FAILS TO MENTION TEO CAME TO THE FIGHT WITH A COMPLETE TEAR ON HES FOOT AND GOT SURGERY IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FIGHT…STOP THE EXCUSE YOUVE BEEN HIDING SINCE THE LOSS..BUT I FOUND YOU!!! 😂😂😂

  3. Loma clearly won the fight. The fight was given to Lopez because he’s easier to hype. In reality he’s a weight bully who was afraid and could barely touch an injured Loma. I’ll never forget the look of absolute dread and sheer terror on his face when Loma finally starting working at that moment where Lopez completely lost sight of Loma. His face in that moment said it all. He didn’t win that fight. He won’t do a rematch because he knows what happened in that ring. Loma did almost nothing and completely nullified the hype train that is Lopez.

    Oh, and without any shadow of a doubt the two people in this scenario with mental issues are Lopez and his daddy.

    • Loma is doing good mentally even great he thinks he won the fight did not lose and is ready to get all of the belts he knows the rematch wont happen with scared Lopez

  4. Loma was concerned about Teo’s power so he felt he had to wait for Teo to tire. Unfortunately, he waited just a little too long. Loma is the better fighter without a doubt but he is smaller and older. Teo is going to start fighting guys his size. Then we’ll start to see what he’s really made of.

    • Wrong Loma was worried about his shoulder not holding going out never Lopez power he even traded with him so that is a false theory

  5. Lopez won the fight but is gonna duck and dodge till made to fight a top fighter and he definitely lost second half of fight and he should be worried about a rematch

  6. Let me first state that Teofimo won the fight fair and square. I had it scored a draw but could of easily seen the fight 7-5 or even 8-4 worst case. That being said Loma was and is the better boxer but fought like he was unsure of himself. Whether that was because of the shoulder or Lopez power or some combination of both(likely) resulted in a deserved loss. I do agree that a healthy Loma would prevail in a rematch, however Teo has nothing to gain and everything to lose and it doesn’t make sense for him. I really hope Loma can get back in the ring and earn his way back to some titles because he is a Joy to watch!

    • If Lopez decides to chase all the belts in the division, then Loma can go after Haney’s to get his rematch.

  7. Lopez did beat Loma but does fear a rematch. He does not fight boxers that he feels can beat him. He ducks Tank, Hanley and others.

  8. These lions got their big checks and now doing what .? During Mike Tyson younger years, said his team always had him boxing ready.
    Lots of lions out there so what is the lack of fights?
    In reality Women boxing is up a notch!! Losing interest,? Have enough acclaim ? Poor management ? I think losing interest…

  9. “Most boxing fans would agree that Lomachenko got the better of Teofimo in the last six rounds of the fight and that if he’d started earlier, he’d have won.”
    As far as I remember, Lopez clearly won the last 2 rounds to secure the win, although Loma won the second half of the fight. Lopez won fair and square. Loma was let down by his team not putting in a rematch clause, and being injured (which I think was first sustained in the Linares fight).
    It was a poor fight – no decent punches landed.

    • If you think Loma lost the last two rounds you are delusional the eleventh round was his best round and the only round the judge that scored it 119 109 gave to him but the twelfth was close

  10. LOL! Says the druggie low-life who’s been talking nonstop BS since he beat, the injured, Lomachenko…and is fighting in Triller next! ROFLcopter!
    He doesn’t know anything about Loma.

    • You in love or something ? These boxers put their life out there to make a decent living, being ugly won’t mend your broken heart . .

    • Loma did have the rematch clause in the contract but Lopez made him take it out or the fight wouldnt happen but he was injured

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