Teofimo Lopez Gives an Astonishing Prediction for His Upcoming Fight With George Kambosos Jr.

Published 09/12/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
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)


Teofimo Lopez will finally make his first ring appearance of 2021 on October 4 against his mandatory title challenger George Kambosos Jr. Their fight has faced several adversities, as it couldn’t come to life. Earlier, this fight had two dates in June and one date in August, but it couldn’t take place because of unforeseen circumstances. However, after much rigmarole and discussions, the bout is finally on and fans couldn’t ask for more.

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The remaining four months of 2021 already have some noteworthy fights aligned. And Lopez vs Kambosos Jr.’s fight is one important tussle on the list. As this fight will open the way for more such electrifying encounters in the lightweight division, everyone wants to see the outcome of this contest on October 4.

Recently, Lopez was in an exclusive chat with ESPN Ringside, wherein he gave an honest prediction for his fight. He said, ”The fight is not going to last [long]. It won’t go past the first round.”

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Lopez came into the limelight when he beat the stout Vasyl Lomachenko last year. This fight went down as one of the biggest upsets in the sport as ‘Take Over’ claimed a 12-round unanimous decision against ‘Hi-Tech’. With that, he also bagged all of Lomachenko’s lightweight straps, thus pinning himself as the unified king of the lightweights.

Now, the champ will transition all of his focus to defend his titles to eventually cement his legacy in the dynamic 135-pound division.

Can Teofimo Lopez smother George Kambosos Jr.?

Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr. will both walk into this fight with an immaculate track record. Hence, somebody’s ‘O’ will undoubtedly go.

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That said, Lopez, despite being the lesser experienced of the duo, will be an obvious favorite to win this fight as he’s shown exuberant abilities against sterner foes in bigger bouts.

Furthermore, the American fighter has all the abilities in his bag to vanquish ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos Jr. However, his approach and conduct in this fight will be vital and it will be intriguing to see how he fares.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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