Ex-two-division champ Teofimo Lopez didn't mince words about a potential showdown with IBF bantamweight king Subriel Matias.
"Look, you can't overlook Matias. The guy's the IBF champ in my weight class. But let's be real, I've had my eye on bigger things beyond the ring. I'm not zeroed in on any one fighter – my toughest opponent is me. As long as I'm in the right headspace, laser-focused, I see Matias hitting the canvas in less than four," Lopez said confidently.
Teofimo, who hinted at hanging up his gloves in July, did an about-face, signaling more action in the ring. Matias, on his end, is riding high with a streak of five wins, all ending with his opponents' corners throwing in the towel.