Teofimo Lopez's father and trainer, Teofimo Lopez Sr., doesn't agree at all with the judges awarding George Kambosos Jr. with a split-decision victory over his son this past Saturday night in New York City.
Lopez Sr. spoke with Radio Rahim following the fight and gave his thoughts on his son's performance, saying he believes Kambosos Jr. only won two to three rounds tops. He also discussed why the Lopez camp is not interested in a rematch and that his son's future will be at 140 pounds going forward.
“Everybody knows (Teofimo) won that fight," Lopez Sr. said (h/t Bad Left Hook). "Everybody knows that. I had it 10-2, 9-3. Everybody was just upset, they booed the decision in the Madison Square Garden so we just got to keep on living and do big fights and selling out arenas like we did tonight. We sold out the Madison Square Garden on the vaccination time when you gotta be vaccinated to get inside. So at the end of the night, the whole arena was upset at what happened and I don't blame my son for nothing. We been at this weight for eight years, at 135, and it’s time to move up. It’s time to go up to 140 and this bullshit — ‘cause it’s a bullshit loss, I should’ve never fought with DAZN, I should’ve stood with Top Rank ‘cause those are the people that really love us. And You learn from your mistakes. So we go back with Top Rank and two PPV fights next year. Everybody knows what happened, okay. No rematch, man. My mistake was leaving my son at 135 so long because in this game you gotta knock everybody out. If you don’t knock everybody out, this is what happens. It was a complete robbery, we dictated the fight from the beginning, aggressively, taking all those points. Everybody in the world knows what happened, everybody’s saying he won 9-3, 10-2, the whole arena saw it and it was just disgusting. I could not believe what they just did to us. But you know what, they just stained us.”