‘Be Careful What You Ask For’ – Teofimo Lopez Issues a Fiery Warning to George Kambosos Jr.

Published 01/20/2021, 6:43 AM EST
OXON HILL, MD – JULY 19: Teofimo Lopez walks to his corner after the seventh round of his lightweight IBF World Title Elimination fight against Masayoshi Nakatani (not pictured) at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on July 19, 2019 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)


The unified lightweight king of boxing, Teofimo Lopez, is lined up for his comeback fight. The ‘Takeover’ will defend his IBF strap against George Kambosos Jr, the undefeated 135-pounder. The fight is yet to get its official date and location, but the duo has already traded verbal spars with each other.

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In a spat on social media, the Australian boxer rolled out a warning for Lopez saying:

“Speed and a warrior heart, I’m coming for you.”

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This message took no-time to reach the lightweight champion, and he fired back at ‘Ferocious’ with a deadly one-liner.

“Be careful what you ask for!” he wrote.

Lopez is on a career-high since his last win over Vasyl Lomachenko. That magnificent victory adjudged him as the unified champion at the 135-pound division. Not only that, but ‘The Takeover’ won The Ring magazine’s Fighter of the year for his charismatic performance against Lomachenko.

‘The Takeover’ will confront a rugged contender in the form of Kambosos. As both fighters possess an undefeated streak, it will be interesting to see who scores his first ‘L’ of professional boxing track-record.

The ‘Ferocious’ marches ahead of Lopez with an experience of 3 fights. He has a 19-0 record with 10 wins by T/KO. Kambosos has all the weapons in his artillery to stun Lopez, but breaking the ‘Takeover’s sturdy style will prove to be a tough task for him.

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Can Teofimo Lopez outsmart George Kambosos Jr.?

In his last fight against Lomachenko, Lopez showed the world that he has incredible stamina coupled with knockout power. He will look forward to employing his best skill sets in the ring against Kambosos to keep his IBF belt with him.

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A win in this fight might put Lopez on top for the undisputed lightweight fight. He has his eyes keenly set on the ultimate prize, and he won’t root to budge from the same.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Teofimo Lopez Jr punches Vasiliy Lomachenko in their Lightweight World Title bout at MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

Lopez has 16 wins under his wing, and in this fight, he’ll look to make it 17. Kambosos is a resilient opponent and the ‘Takeover’s approach in this fight will be worth a watch.

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Who will you like to corner among the two? Can Teofimo Lopez become the undisputed lightweight champion post this fight?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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