BREAKING: Teofimo Lopez Passes Covid Test, Set to Begin Training Camp

Published 07/03/2021, 3:42 AM EDT
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 lightweight kingpin, Teofimo Lopez, has finally pulled himself out of the clutches of the ongoing pandemic. Also, he’s all charged up to begin his training camp for the upcoming George Kambosos Jr. fight. Earlier, a fight between these two was set for June 19th. However, a few days before the fight, Lopez tested positive for COVID-19. Hence, the entire fight card got shifted to August 14th instead.

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The fans have now finally got a piece of optimistic news and they’re keen to see this contest taking place.

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Lance Pugmire shared Teofimo Lopez’s recovery news on his official Twitter handle. Here, he wrote, Good news that @TeofimoLopez has passed his COVID test Wednesday and will re-open training camp Monday, according to manager David McWater.”

Lopez was in contention to battle out George Kambosos Jr. for a long time. This was to be ‘The Takeover’s first prime title defense and more than anyone else, he was excited to put on a show for one and all. Now, he will look to resume training and his fans will keep their fingers crossed that the coronavirus hasn’t compromised him.

Lopez cemented himself as the unified lightweight king by beating Vasyl Lomachenko in his last ring outing. The fight the distance and the American boxer put his finest game plan to the test. As a result, he claimed a mammoth career win that eventually helped him raise his stake in the 135-pound division.

Now, Lopez sits at the peak of the division, thus opening himself to even bigger fights in the future. That said, Kambosos Jr. is a truly worthy opponent for him.

Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. – What can the fans expect?

Lopez and Kambosos Jr. are both undefeated pugilists and they are supremely hungry to leave their mark in the lightweight landscape.

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However, only one among the two can become the elite face of this division. Citing that, the fans can expect a sheer war between these two.

Also, as Lopez and Kambosos Jr. are the most improved boxers of recent times, it’ll be intriguing to see who among the two overpowers the other with his prowess.

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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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