George Kambosos Jr. Denies Asking for $300k Extra for the Teofimo Lopez Fight

Published 10/19/2021, 3:19 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 Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. fight is on again. After months of postponements and two different promotions taking charge of it, they are looking to finalize the date and the venue. Matchroom Boxing took over after Triller washed their hands of the lightweight fight.

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Under Triller, they postponed the fight around five times. Back in February, Triller won the purse bid for the fight, and Matchroom came second.

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Now that the fight is on, both fighters are back under the watchful eyes of the media. In an interview with Behind the Gloves, Kambosos cleared up the rumors of him asking for $3ook extra for the fight.

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“No, that’s not true because I had prior contracts away from my purse that were signed from my side but not honored. They were never honored, they were never counter sold on their behalf. So, you know that was part of that whole saga. These are things that need to be sorted out as well.” 

Both the fighters have had months of preparation going into the fight. Hence, fans will expect a delight when Teofimo ‘The Takeover’ Lopez steps into the ring to defend his IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO lightweight titles against his Australian opponent.

Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr.- When will it take place?

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According to ESPN, the Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. fight will take place in November on DAZN. Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn will come out shortly with the announcement after they set the date and location for the fight.

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’s maiden title defense will most likely fall into the place of the Ryan Garcia vs ‘JoJo’ Diaz fight. Matchroom postponed that fight after ‘KingRy’ injured his hand, requiring surgery.

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Who do you think will win? Teofimo Lopez or George Kambosos Jr.?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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