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Teofimo Lopez calls out Devin Haney after stunning Vasiliy Lomachenko victory and rival accepts fight on Twitter

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TEOFIMO LOPEZ called out American lightweight rival Devin Haney just moments after his stunning demolition of Vasiliy Lomachenko.

And it didn’t take long for Haney to give an answer, as he tweeted: “Lopez vs Haney 2021. Let’s do It! #AllTheBelts.”

Teofimo Lopez is happy to put all his belts on the line to fight WBC 'regular' champ Devin Haney

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Teofimo Lopez is happy to put all his belts on the line to fight WBC ‘regular’ champ Devin HaneyCredit: Handout – Getty

After a scintillating unanimous points win against Lomachenko, Lopez added the WBO, WBA and WBC ‘franchise’ belts to his IBF strap.

Haney holds the ‘regular’ WBC version, and is keen for the pair to lay it all on the line next year.

Speaking in the ring after his dismantling of a fighter regarded as the pound-for-pound best in Lomachenko, Lopez said: “I had to dig deep, man. I’m thankful. I’m grateful.

“And each and every day, I take that in. I thank God first because I couldn’t do it without him. I’m a fighter. I gotta dig in deep.

“I knew he was coming. I didn’t know if they had him up on the scorecards or not, and I love to fight.

“I can bang, too. I don’t care, man. I’ll take one to give one. That’s what a true champion does. I find a way to win.”

He was then asked what was next, to which he responded: “Man, take me to 140. Or I could fight the two-time email world champion Devin Haney if they want that.”

Haney puts his WBC belt on the line on November 7 against Yuriourkis Gamboa in Hollywood.

Devin Haney, like Lopez, is also undefeated

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Devin Haney, like Lopez, is also undefeatedCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Teofimo Lopez put on a masterclass to easily beat Lomachenko

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Teofimo Lopez put on a masterclass to easily beat LomachenkoCredit: Handout – Getty

On a scintillating night at the MGM Grand in las Vegas, Lopez easily outpointed Lomachenko in just his 16th fight, winning on all three judges’ scorecards.

Tim Cheatham scored it 116-112, Julie Lederman a 119-109 thrashing with Steve Weisfeld having it 117-111.

While he didn’t look like he disagreed with the result, Loma was fuming and stormed out of the ring as soon as Lopez had his hand raised.

Lomachenko was not sticking around as he lost his three world titles feebly

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Lomachenko was not sticking around as he lost his three world titles feeblyCredit: Fite.tv
Lopez deservedly secured a wide-margin points win against Lomachenko at the MGM Grand

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Lopez deservedly secured a wide-margin points win against Lomachenko at the MGM GrandCredit: Handout – Getty

It meant the Ukrainian missed the new undisputed king performing his victory somersault followed by doing the ‘snowflake’ on the floor.

Working out how to beat Lomachenko has been compared to a challenge like that of the hit film The Matrix.

But Lopez, at just 23-years-old, had all the answers, stronger and quicker from the start to leave Loma contemplating his future, certainly at lightweight.

This post first appeared on thesun.co.uk

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SIX NATIONS LIVE: Italy vs England – latest score and updates from Rome

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England visit Rome in their final Six Nations game with Eddie Jones’ men looking for big win over Italy to keep them in contention for the title.

Jones’ side will almost definitely need a bonus point win to stand a chance of lifting this year’s title ahead of France vs Ireland later on in this evening.  

Though England are lacking in preparation after the Barbarians debacle this month, with Italy taking on Ireland last week in the annual tournament. 

Follow Sportsmail’s SAM BLITZ will provide live rugby coverage of Italy vs England including score, substitutions and more. 

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Liverpool vs West Ham – Premier League: live score, lineups and updates

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Liverpool host West Ham in Premier League action this afternoon at Anfield as David Moyes’ men look to build on on their draws with Man City  and Tottenham.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have been far from their best this season and have been rocked by a series of injury blows, yet a win today will take them top of the Premier League.  

The Hammers have enjoyed a strong start to the campaign and travel to Anfield with their tails up, having picked up eight points from their first six games. However, they will be without striker Michail Antonio, who has been sidelined for four weeks.   

Sportsmail’s OLLIE LEWIS will provide live EPL coverage of Liverpool vs West Ham including score, lineups and updates. 

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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy escapes punishment for rash challenge on Burnley’s Ashley Barnes

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Social media has been rife with speculation after Chelsea new boy Edouard Mendy went unpunished for a rash challenge on Ashley Barnes in the Blues’ clash with Burnley on Saturday.

The goalkeeper, who joined from Lille earlier this summer, was not punished after racing out to meet striker Barnes who was through on goal in the opening few minutes.

The striker lofted the ball over the bar but was clattered by the 28-year-old, in a challenge that has drawn comparisons to Jordan Pickford’s horrendous tackle on Virgil van Dijk.

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Fans have slammed a decision not to punish Edouard Mendy for a challenge on Ashley Barnes

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The Chelsea new boy collided with the Burnley striker as he was through on goal on Saturday

The Dutch defender required surgery on his knee after a poor challenge from the Everton goalkeeper in the Merseyside derby earlier this month saw him suffer serious anterior cruciate ligament damage. 

And fans have questioned why Mendy was not punished for the challenge, with many pointing to the bad tackle from Pickford as reason for the Frenchman to be punished.

‘Mendy just Pickforded Barnes but because he’s fine it gets no scrutiny at all,’ said @jorgalbertz. ‘Anywhere elseon [sic] the pitch, or not the keeper, that’s a foul.’

The rash challenge has been compared with that of Jordan Pickford on Virgil van Dijk

The rash challenge has been compared with that of Jordan Pickford on Virgil van Dijk

The rash challenge has been compared with that of Jordan Pickford on Virgil van Dijk

The Liverpool star is out for the majority of the campaign after being fouled by the Everton star

The Liverpool star is out for the majority of the campaign after being fouled by the Everton star

The Liverpool star is out for the majority of the campaign after being fouled by the Everton star

Burnley fan @thesliz said: ‘How do we concede a penalty at Newcastle when Pope trips Fraser after his shot, but Mendy clatters Barnes after his shot and nothing is given?’

@l3ahpar said: ‘I’m surprised VAR hasn’t given that as a pen tbh… Mendy took him out albeit after the ball’. 

‘Barnes lifts ball over Mendy from Lowton diagonal, and gets clattered by Mendy,’ says @bodenknights. ‘Should score, but I’m struggling to see why Fraser gets a pen at Newcastle and Barnes doesn’t?’ 

Ex-Chelsea star and BT Sport pundit Joe Cole said that, had fans been in attendance at Turf Moor, a penalty may well have been awarded to the hosts.

‘Mendy clips him and you’re thinking, he’s come out,’ he said. ‘Maybe in a full packed house it’s a penalty. It’s six of one, dozen of the other. From Burnley’s perspective, maybe in a full stadium the referee gives that.’

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Fans have reacted to the foul, with some comparing it to the challenge by Pickford on Van Dijk

Fans have reacted to the foul, with some comparing it to the challenge by Pickford on Van Dijk

Fans have reacted to the foul, with some comparing it to the challenge by Pickford on Van Dijk

Liverpool team-mates Adrian and Georginio Wijnaldum were already among the Anfield stars who insisted they could not defend the England No 1 for the tackle, with the latter labelling it ‘stupid’.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson admitted that while goalkeeper’s can have different techniques when tackling he insisted that Pickford’s challenge was ‘an unnecessary moment’.  

‘Every goalkeeper has a different way to play, a different way to move, but on that moment 100 per cent it is not a necessary movement,’ he told Sky Sports.

‘But thinking what I have in my mind when I go for a situation, I go to finish the situation because if I go too soft I know the opponent can score.

‘Everyone has their own way to go for the ball. I don’t agree with that [Pickford’s] way, everybody can see that but yeah it was just an unnecessary moment and movement.’

Burnley fans compared the decision to one awarded against them in the Newcastle game

Burnley fans compared the decision to one awarded against them in the Newcastle game

Burnley fans compared the decision to one awarded against them in the Newcastle game

Liverpool boss Klopp also slammed the challenge by Pickford.  

‘A couple of days ago something happened which should not have happened in a football game,’ he said.

‘Both challenges were difficult to accept. It’s hard for us because Virgil is our boy. Usually, players try to play the ball but not in these two challenges.

‘In the last four years, we were the leader of the fair play table. We don’t get anything for that, it’s something people joke about. We were up there in both tables. You can play football without these kind of challenges.’ 

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