George Kambosos Jr. Confident About Knocking Out ‘Glass Jaw’ Teofimo Lopez

Published 06/12/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 31: George Kambosos Jr. celebrates at the end of his Leightweight bout with Rodynie Rafol during the Footy Show Fight Night at Allphones Arena on January 31, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)


The unified Lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez is all set to put up his titles on the line against George Kambosos Jr next. The 12-round bout will take place on Saturday, June 19 at the LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida.

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‘Ferocious’ is the number one contender and the mandatory challenger for Lopez’s first title defense. Coming into the fight, he is confident in his abilities and believes that he will hand Lopez his first career defeat. He sees a clear path to victory: A violent knockout.

Kambosos had recently taken to social media to point out his opponent’s weakness: his chin. He suspects that his opponent’s chin would not hold up to his offense.

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In a recent interview with Behind the Gloves, the Australian said, “Well, look, it’s evident. We have seen it in the sparring session. I saw some footage of him as well, of him getting put down. I feel that he does have a glass jaw, I feel that if you hit him clean, with the speed and the power that I am possessing at this stage of my career, I’ll put him down. I’ll put him to sleep.”

 

Kambosos’s coming-out party was when he took on Lee Selby. The fight, which went the distance, saw Kambosos display his speed and devastating right, which he used to wobble his opponent frequently. He earned the number one contender spot with the IBF and WBO after the fight.

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‘Ferocious’ has revealed that he has seen holes in Lopez’s game after studying the latter’s bout against ‘The Matrix’. He said, After all the game planning and the last 10 weeks of heavy preparation, and just know what we have done in camp and seen the way he has fought versus Lomachenko, I tell you man, we are going to beat this kid.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: Teofimo Lopez Jr celebrates after defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko (not pictured) 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)

Teofimo Lopez, however, plans to make a big statement with his first title defense. Teofimo Lopez Sr. has said that they don’t feel that the fight will go beyond three rounds. 

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The face-off between the two was really intense. After all, it’s for the throne of the lightweights, one of the most dynamic divisions in professional boxing. What do you make of Kambosos Jr’s comments?

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Akshit Pushkarna, who has a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication, is an MMA writer for EssentiallySports. Before his current role, Akshit worked on the Urban Development beat at the Urban Update magazine. However, combat sports always called out to Akshit, who pursued both boxing and wrestling at a regional level before shifting his focus to MMA journalism.

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