“I Don’t See It Passing Any Past Like Six Rounds”- Teofimo Lopez Believes He Will Knockout George Kambosos Jr.

Published 04/07/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 20: Teofimo Lopez celebrates his fifth rounf knockout of Edis Tatli during their lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Unified 135 lbs champion Teofimo Lopez is confident about defending his titles against the unbeaten Australian in George Kambosos Jr. next. Still fresh from his win over Vasyl Lomachenko, Lopez hunted for several names in the lightweight division before setting on ‘Ferocious’ George.

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Meanwhile, ‘Take Over’ Lopez has acknowledged his nearing adversary for his commendable achievements. However, he envisioned that he will stop him within the first six rounds. The 23-year-old connected with NEXGEN Sports and previewed his upcoming fight for the fans.

“He (George Kambosos Jr.) is in front of me, he is my mandatory, and the whole thing you know really now is you know, just going out there and finishing with a knockout,” said Teofimo Lopez.

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He added, “But we see how this fight goes man, but I don’t see it passing any past like six rounds. But you know, gotta give the guy credit and see what he brings.”

Akin to Lopez, boxing analysts should also put some respect on Kambosos Jr’s name. In an active pro career of six years, the 27-year-old has successfully walked amongst the talented boxers and has earned himself the title shot.

If he successfully lands an upset against Lopez, it would change the entire structure of the lightweight division, propelling ‘Fearless’ Kambosos Jr. into the mix.

Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr.–What are the stakes of the fight?

The lightweight fight might have met an official confirmation, but it is yet to see its final date and venue. According to reports, both men will face off somewhere between May and June. Despite being only the IBF mandatory to Lopez’s crown, Kambosos Jr. will have a chance to put his hands on the other titles too.

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‘Take Over’ currently holds the WBA (super), IBF, WBO, and WBC (franchise) lightweight belts. So, it is a high-reward fight for Kambosos Jr, but it won’t be an undemanding task  for the Australian.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, 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)

Lopez is one of the most skilled and reputed fighters at 135 lbs, and looking at his current form, he seems invincible. So, Kambosos Jr. may have to push his limits to take away Teofimo Lopez’s crown.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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