‘Lomachenko Lost That Fight Himself’ – George Kambosos Jr. Downplays Teofimo Lopez’s Win Over Vasyl Lomachenko

Published 06/05/2021, 6:30 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 the new lightweight king, thanks to his incredible performance against P4P superstar Vasyl Lomachenko. After capturing the world titles, ‘The Takeover’ is all set to defend his belts against challenger George Kambosos Jr. However, Kambosos Jr. is unimpressed by Lopez’s victory.

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Lopez and Kambosos Jr. will be the main event of a unique card on Triller. They will meet on June 19 with all Lopez’s belts on the line. Ahead of the bout, Kambosos Jr. has shown his confidence by downplaying the American’s victory over Lomachenko.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Vasiliy Lomachenko fights Teofimo Lopez Jr 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)

The 19-0 boxer spoke to the media in the buildup to their bout and said, “There’s so many holes on this kid. It’s incredible the hype that he’s getting. And of course, you’re going to get that when you beat half a Lomachenko. But, you know, Lomachenko lost that fight himself. He didn’t get beat, he lost that fight himself.”

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Thus, with his comments, Kambosos Jr. showed he believes Lopez does not deserve the belts. In addition, his statements revealed he feels if Lomachenko was a 100% fit, Lopez would have no chance.

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George Kambosos Jr. explains why he will be very different from Vasyl Lomachenko

The buildup to the Lopez vs. Kambosos Jr. bout has been fiery, to say the least. Both fighters have engaged in several verbal battles throughout the last two months. Lopez even predicted a knockout inside three rounds. However, Kambosos Jr. has shown his confidence in beating ‘The Takeover.’

And now, the Australian has explained what makes him a tougher opponent than Lomachenko. “And I think this is going to be a whole different kettle of fish. I’m bigger, I’m faster, I punch harder. I mean very, very well. My stamina is incredible.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 19: George Kambosos Jr (L) throws a left on Ray Perez during the lightweight fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

“And you know what, I got the iron heart, the iron will, and I want to win. I’m not content, I’m nowhere near content. I’m not a world champion yet. June 19, I will be,” said Kambosos Jr.

Thus, given all this trash-talk between the two fighters, things are shaping up nicely for an exciting bout. Fans can expect fireworks from the first bell when the two get in the ring.

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What do you make of these comments from George Kambosos Jr.? Do you think the Australian is right about the Lopez vs. Lomachenko bout?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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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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