Teofimo Lopez (20-1, 13 KOs) appears to be becoming increasingly more frustrated on social media and has intimated that Top Rank is making him offers that he is not satisfied with. 

Lopez last appeared in February against Jamaine Ortiz (17-2-1, 8 KOs) in Las Vegas. He failed to impress but still successfully defended his WBO super lightweight title for the first time with a unanimous decision win. 

Despite victory, Lopez was subject to criticism from the likes of Terence Crawford and Gervonta Davis, who mocked Lopez on social media for his poor performance. Lopez had been vocal in the pre-fight build-up before facing Ortiz, calling out Crawford while also being subjected to a call out of his own from Keyshawn Davis, who fought Jose Pedraza on the same February 8 bill. 

Speculation persists regarding Lopez’s next fight, with no confirmed date as to when the WBO champion will defend his title. Last month, however, it was reported Lopez will box Canadian Steve Claggett (38-7-2, 26 KOs) in Miami, Florida, with a provisional date of June 29 in the works. 

“How many “take it or leave it” do I have to go through?” Lopez posted on X, regarding his recent negotiations. 

“What a joke @trboxing @BobArum.”

Lopez has been no stranger to being outspoken regarding his relationship with Top Rank. Following his impressive victory against Josh Taylor (19-1, 13KOs) last July, Lopez stated that he was retiring from the sport before reversing the decision in the weeks following his victory in New York. 

The two-weight world champion has previously criticized Top Rank and ESPN, saying he was unsatisfied with the purses he had previously been paid. Lopez has previously claimed that he has generated “over $100 million” in revenue for ESPN, the primary broadcaster of Top Rank events.

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