Teofimo Lopez thinks there is something feeble about fighters who are always going on about money.

His case in point, Regis Prograis.

The 25-year-old Lopez, a former unified lightweight champion, took issue with some comments Prograis recently made to BoxingScene.com, saying he would entertain the idea of fighting Lopez “if the money’s right.” Prograis became the WBC 140-pound titlist last weekend in Carson, California, after stopping Jose Zepeda in the 11th round. Prograis, a native of New Orleans, said he thinks he would “hurt” Lopez if they ever fought.

In a recent interview, Lopez scoffed at Prograis’s insistence that he would need to be well compensated in order to lay a beating on him. To Lopez, it sounds like Prograis is trying to hedge his threats.

“I’m a little bit disappointed, he said it depends on the price,” Lopez told Boxing Social. “C’mon, you have the belt. That’s all the price that you need. Eyes on the prize. You know? What is wrong with these fighters today? You know what I’m saying? Why are they talking about money? I don’t understand it.”

Lopez (17-1, 13 KOs) made his junior welterweight debut in August, when he stopped Mexico’s Pedro Campa (34-2-1, 23 KOs) in the seventh round in Las Vegas. It was Lopez’s first fight since he was upset by George Kambosos Jr. (20-2, 10 KOs) last November.

“Don’t shy away,” Lopez continued. “Don’t say you’re gonna knock me out but [only] if the money’s right. If you’re gonna knock me out, just say, ‘You’re gonna knock me out, I don't care what money it is , I just wanna Teofimo out of the way.’ That’s what a champion says. That’s what a true champion that has a lot of confidence in himself would say. You know, so all these guys that are talking all this stuff, it’s not the same when they fight me in the ring. That’s what I capitalize on.”

Lopez is scheduled to take on Sandor Martin (40-2, 13 KOs) on Dec. 10 in a 12-round bout at Madison Square Garden in New York City.