‘He’s Overweight, He Looks Slow, He Looks Sloppy’ – George Kambosos Jr. Questions Teofimo Lopez’s Chin

Published 04/13/2021, 9:00 PM 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)


Teofimo Lopez is one of the promising young champions in an exciting lightweight division. The undefeated American reached the summit of the division in only his sixteenth professional fight. However, the next challenge will be to defend it, and ‘The Takeover’ faces a stern test against George Kambosos Jr.

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Lopez will face the Australian lightweight challenger as mandatory for his WBO belt. The two will face off on June 3 and will have Evander Holyfield on the undercard. However, the Australian challenger has questioned Lopez’s toughness.

OXON HILL, MD – JULY 19: Teofimo Lopez in his corner after the tenth 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 18-0 boxer spoke to Pro Boxing Fans on YouTube and said Lopez has a bad chin. “You can see it. The kid’s got chin problems. He’s got stamina problems, He’s overweight, he looks slow, he looks sloppy,” said Kambosos Jr.

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This comment from Kambosos Jr. showed that he does not rate the American’s ability highly. Despite Lopez going 12 rounds with Vasyl Lomachenko, Kambosos Jr. feels ‘The Takeover’ has cardio problems.

Moreover, the Australian even questioned Lopez’s entire preparation by calling him overweight, slow, and sloppy.

These accusations will not go down well with the outspoken champion. Moreover, comments like this could add to the excitement of the fight.

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George Kambosos Jr. says he is ready to fight immediately

The Australian did not hold back when questioning the American’s chin. While that is a common question asked about undefeated fighters, the comment about Lopez’s preparation will attract more attention. However, the undefeated Kambosos Jr. gave an update about his preparations.

Kambosos Jr. said, “And man, I’m in great condition. We’re fighting, ready to fight. We’ll fight tomorrow. Like I said, I’m a warrior, I know what I’m going to do in this fight to win this fight. Become the undisputed lightweight champion.”

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 21: George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr poses during the Footy shows fight night Press call on January 21st, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by El Pics/Getty Images)

This comment showed the Australian’s confidence in his abilities to get the job done, even if they had to fight immediately. Unfortunately for Kambosos Jr., Lopez has more than a month to prepare for their bout.

What do you make of these comments from George Kambosos Jr.? Do you think the Australian is right in questioning Teofimo Lopez’s chin?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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