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