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Controversy Surrounds Teofimo Lopez's Win Trainer Greg Hackett Cries Foul

In a post-fight dispute, trainer Greg Hackett expresses strong disagreement with the decision favoring WBO light welterweight champion Teofimo Lopez over Jamaine Ortiz. Hackett, who coached the challenger Ortiz (17-2-1, 8 KOs), argues that the judges’ decision in Teofimo’s (20-1, 13 KOs) favor doesn’t reflect the reality of the bout.

Hackett contends that Ortiz dominated the fight, making Teofimo “look stupid” with an 8-4 scorecard in favor of the challenger. Despite the controversial 117-111 score from one judge, Hackett asserts that Ortiz dictated the pace, controlled the exchanges, and executed his game plan flawlessly.

The criticism extends beyond the decision, as Hackett raises concerns about Teofimo’s recent performances, describing them as “awful” and suggesting that Top Rank needs to reassess their approach to the 26-year-old champion. Hackett particularly notes Teofimo’s unusual behavior and a drop in performance since his notable win over Vasily Lomachenko in 2020.

The controversy surrounding the judges’ scores, including the 117-111 decision, fuels Hackett’s claim of corruption in the outcome. Despite differing opinions, the trainer maintains his stance that Ortiz’s strategic boxing and effective counterpunching earned him the victory.

As the boxing world reacts to this post-fight debate, questions arise about the next steps for both Teofimo Lopez and Jamaine Ortiz, with fans and analysts eager to see how the situation unfolds in the aftermath of this contentious bout.

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