Teofimo Lopez Announces His Next Fight After George Kambosos Jr.

Published 03/13/2021, 9:00 AM EST
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)


Teofimo Lopez might have bagged a lucrative $6.02 million offer from Triller to defend his titles against George Kambosos. But he is still keen on facing the other champions at 135 lbs, expanding his radar to the extreme.

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While Lopez was touted to face either Gervonta Davis, Devin Haney, or Ryan Garcia in his next appearance, George Kambosos has made it to the final stage. Meanwhile, ‘Takeover’ has already chalked up his post-fight plan and has named the most preferable opponent in the 135 lbs slot. He connected with the AK & Barak Show and talked about his ongoing plans.

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Lopez said, “I would love to fight ‘Tank’ Davis. I would love to knock him out. A lot of people talk about it, there will be a 50-50 fight. I think that’s the most if we mentioned Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney and all that.”

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Although Lopez is confident in overpowering every lightweight elite on his radar, he still posed Gervonta Davis as a threat. Billing it as a contest between equals, Lopez also pointed at people’s interests to validate his choice.

He added, “The guy I think, everybody thinks, will be a 50-50 would be me and ‘Tank’ Davis. Even I don’t believe it will be, I know what I can always bring to the table. I think a lot of people will like the fight.”

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Will Gervonta Davis and Teofimo Lopez fight this year?

Lopez already has a title defense against Ferocious’ in the summer. However, the WBA champion, Gervonta Davis, doesn’t have an opponent in sight. After verbal banter with Ryan Garcia, most of the fans envisioned ‘Tank’ to collide with ‘KingRy’. However, that has fallen through and ‘Tank’ is on the lookout for his next fight.

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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)

There’s no way Lopez and Davis will fight each-other right at this point. But considering their undefeated championship runs at 135 lbs, we can surely see them lock horns somewhere down the line. Not only will it be an interesting fight, but it would be a contest that would allure the entire world.

Do you think Teofimo Lopez will fight Gervonta Davis?

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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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