George Kambosos Jr. Lashes Out at “Pepperoni Champ” Teofimo Lopez

Published 04/21/2021, 3:00 PM EDT


The much-anticipated fight between the unified lightweight champ, Teofimo Lopez, and George Kambosos Jr. will take place on June 5 on Triller. This will be Lopez’s first prime title defense, wherein he’ll take up the ring space against one of the toughest opponents of his career.

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But, prior to reaching the ring, the underdog Kambosos Jr. has already kicked off the trash talk game to get into Lopez’s head.

Recently, he took it to his official Instagram handle wherein he cited ‘The Takeover’ as the ‘Pepperoni Champ’. He even released a hilarious video of Lopez to compare him with a Pepperoni pizza.

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The troll which was directed at ‘The Take Over’ taking off his shirt at their recent confrontation caught the attention of Kambosos Jr’s countryman. UFC featherweight champion, Alexander ‘The Great‘ Volkanovski couldn’t hold himself back from sharing his reaction in the comments.

Kambosos Jr. is one sturdy prospect in the 135-pound division. Despite being undefeated in his boxing run until now, ‘Ferocious’ has predominantly stayed out of the limelight. In fact, he made himself viable for a title shot by beating Lee Selby in his last outing.

That said, the Teofimo Lopez fight might be just the biggest turnaround for Kambosos Jr. A win over the unified lightweight king will put him on top of the 135-pound roster, Furthermore, this will see him open himself up for even bigger fights.

Can George Kambosos Jr. overpower Teofimo Lopez?

Until now, ‘Ferocious’ has fought 19 times and has secured gratifying wins in all of those bouts. He possesses an exuberant style of fighting and enjoys keeping his opponents on their toes.

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However, he hasn’t faced someone as elite as Teofimo Lopez in his extensive boxing run yet. Hence, his approach in this fight will be extremely eye-catchy, as it will not be an easy bout.

If he somehow gets past ‘The Takeover’ on June 5, he will establish himself as the new king of the highly dynamic lightweight division.

What do you make of George Kambosos Jr.’s hilarious jibe on Teofimo Lopez? Do you think ‘Ferocious’ can claim a win against ‘The Takeover’?

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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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