Teofimo Lopez could get the chance to be a true unified lightweight champion.
Lopez became the unified lightweight champion after a unanimous decision win over Vasiliy Lomachenko in October last year.
However, as Lomachenko petitioned to be the WBC franchise champion before the fight, Devin Haney was awarded the WBC lightweight title, meaning Lopez hasn’t fully unified the division though most still view him as the unified champion at 135 pounds.
While he is set to defend his titles against George Kambosos Jr. on June 19, Lopez can really stamp his place in the division with a win over Haney.
And Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn — who promotes Haney — revealed in an interview that he is ready to make a huge offer to Lopez to make that fight happen.
That is assuming both fighters win their next fights with Haney defending his WBC title against former champion Jorge Linares on Saturday.
Whether Lopez accepts remains to be seen for now, and it’s important to note that Ryan Garcia is still the WBC interim lightweight champion.
Do you think we’ll see Lopez vs. Haney soon?