Teofimo Lopez Gets Brutally Honest About George Kambosos Jr.: ‘He Won’t Be Ready’

Published 05/14/2021, 2:00 PM 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)


The lightweight king Teofimo Lopez is one of boxing’s newest superstars. The undefeated American, who has taken over the lightweight division by storm, will now defend his titles. Just weeks before his return, he has given his honest opinion on his next challenger, George Kambosos Jr.

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Ahead of their clash on June 19, ‘The Takeover’ Lopez has explained why his opponent has no chance against him.

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)

The 16-0 boxer spoke to The Boxing Social on YouTube and said, “He won’t be ready. And that’s what I know, and what I believe. He won’t be ready and he will know, when that first round, and that first bell rings, he will feel it. My presence alone, my energy, and the whole thing is that, he will get a taste of it, and understand what I mean by all that.”

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Lopez’s words showed his confidence in his ability. Moreover, based on his comment, ‘The Takeover’ believes Kambosos Jr. is underestimating him. 

Teofimo Lopez says George Kambosos Jr.’s hunger won’t be enough

Based on his comments, Lopez showed he is not worried about the threat of the Australian. Also, this is not the first time he is stressing about this. The boxer, who previously predicted a knockout inside three rounds, has stuck by it.

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Kambosos Jr., who is unbeaten, and has earned his shot the hard way, will not be as easy an opponent for Lopez. However, the champion, who is aware of this, has claimed it would not be enough.

“At the end of the day, I know he’s a young, hungry fighter that wants to come out there and try to take this throne that I have, but it just won’t work,” said Lopez.

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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)

Although Kambosos Jr. will be a tough challenger, the American made no secret of his confidence with his honest assessment.

What do you make of these comments from Teofimo Lopez? 

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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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