Teofimo Lopez has hinted at a split from his trainer and father following his split decision loss to George Kambosos Jr last weekend.

Lopez suffered the first defeat of his professional career when he lost his unified lightweight titles to Kambosos in New York.

The American was irate with the judges' decision after one scored it in favour of him whilst the other two gave Kambosos the nod.

Lopez's father has since blamed Matchroom Boxing's Eddie Hearn and DAZN - who Lopez was fighting under for the first time - for the loss.

And Lopez hinted at a split from his father after posting an old picture of the pair on social media.

"We in this together! Until the wheels falls off," the caption wrote.

Teofimo Lopez posted the cryptic picture to his Instagram story

Lopez was dropped in the first round of the fight but believes that he won ten rounds whilst awarding Kambosos just two.

“Helluva fighter, but I won tonight man. Everybody knows that,” he said after the fight.

“The referee raised my hand. I won tonight. I don’t care what anybody says. I won tonight.

“Look. I ain’t no sore loser. I take my wins, I can take my losses. I’m a true champion. I came out here. I did what I had to do, and I went out there and I did my best.

"I don’t care what anybody says man. I am as real as they come. This is ‘the takeover’ man. We don’t stop. We keep coming.

“I know how these people work. The referee knew I won tonight. Everybody knew I won tonight and I’m just thankful…I don’t believe it was a close fight at all. At the end, I scored it 10-2!”

Lopez's father admitted he made a mistake in not moving his son up a weight class sooner.

He is hoping for Lopez to get a win at 140lbs then target a clash with the division's undisputed champion Josh Taylor.

Taylor won the undisputed belts against Jose Ramirez in May and is scheduled to make the first defence of his titles against Jack Catterall in February.

“We’re going to go up to 140lbs, get a fight in February, and then fight Josh Taylor. This doesn’t change anything,” Lopez Sr told Secondsout.

“Everybody knows he won that fight. Everybody was upset; they booed the decision in MSG. It’s a bull**** loss, and I had it 10 to two, nine to three.

“We’re going to keep doing big fights, selling out arenas like we did tonight.

“I don’t blame my son for nothing. We’ve been at this weight for eight years at 135, and it’s time to move up.”

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