American-Honduran light-weight boxer, Teofimo Lopez, has revealed that his spouse, Cynthia, was the force behind his call to take on Ghana’s Richard Commey in their upcoming showdown in new york on december 14.
The bout will see Commey putting his IBF lightweight title on the line and what’s at stake for the 2 boxers is a chance to face Vasyl Lomachenko who holds the WBA, WBO, wbc and also the Ring magazine titles.
There were so many doubts over the Lopez-Commey bout and in many interviews, Lopez had stated that some personal issues with his family might force him to walk faraway from the bout but it seems Lopez’s wife saved the day for all boxing fans and he disclosed this in an interview with Compubox TV.
“My spouse pretty much encouraged me to take the bout. She told me that when there were tough times, I had to push harder. She reminded me that i was ne’er a quitter and i knew i was not a quitter.
After my bout with Takatani, i was going through a tough time and she was there to pick me up.”
Lopez additionally spoke on the mutual respect between himself and Richard Commey and said that while he was an admirer of Commey’s abilities, he would go all out to achieve his aim on the night of december 14 in new york.
“Commey and i have to do what we’ve to try to to. in the ting, we’ve to slug it out. i know he will be in top shape and he will bring his A-game and he must do so. I respect him outside the ring but in the ring, there’ll be no respect.”
The fight is part of ESPN’s coverage of the terence Crawford-Egis Kavaliauskas WBO lightweight bout.