If there is a line in trashtalking, Teofimo Lopez may be dangerously close to treading it.

The former lightweight champion from Brooklyn was recently queried about his admittedly disastrous night last year against George Kambosos at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Lopez, the heavy favorite, suffered a points loss to the Aussie challenger in what was arguably the top upset of the year.

Lopez, however, has not accepted the lone defeat of his career, at least judging by his public pronouncements; in fact, he has gone so far as to say that there was conspiracy against him in that fight. Lopez, to be sure, was hospitalized afterward for what was reported to be the presence of air in his lung cavities, a life threatening condition.

Now, Lopez, 25, is attempting to resuscitate his career at the junior lightweight limit this Saturday against Pedro Campa in a 10-round 140-pound bout at Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

Asked during a media workout earlier this week to describe how he expects a rematch—if one can even be made—down the line with Kambosos to play out, Lopez did not mince his words.

“He’ll be the one dying this time,” told FightHubTV. “And I’ll make sure of it. I drop him or anything like that, if that fight was to come, I’ll come and pick him up. I won’t let the ref stop it. I wanna kill him––Not really, know what I’m saying? Gotta put a beating on him. A long one.”

Kambosos lost the lightweight titles he won off of Lopez last year this past June, suffering a unanimous decision defeat to Devin Haney in their undisputed lightweight bout at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia; the two are set to fight in a rematch in October.

Asked to elaborate about why he holds so much rancor toward Kambosos, Lopez shrugged his shoulders before alluding to alleged skullduggery in their fight.

“It’s just the way it is,” Lopez said. “It’s who I am … Kambosos had to do what he had to do, however, it’s the things behind that that I’m not okay with.”