Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. Could End Up on Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield Card

Published 02/26/2021, 5:00 AM EST
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)


The Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. fight may have gotten very interesting. Recent developments hinted at the fight taking place on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield card. It could also feature a co-main event of Jake Paul vs Ben Askren.

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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)
This comes after the news broke out that Triller had won the purse bid to host the fight with a whopping $6 million bid. This was almost double what Matchroom bid for the event with their offer of $3.56 million. Moreover, Top Rank only bid $2.315 million.

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The IBF called for purse bids after Top Rank could not agree on terms with Kambosos Jr. to stage the fight. So what does it mean for the fight now that Triller has won it? Initial reports suggest it could be part of the lucrative Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield card.
Triller was the platform that put on the first exhibition fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson. Since then, rumors have suggested that ‘Iron Mike’ will take on long-time rival Holyfield in his next fight. Chris Mannix from Sports Illustrated claimed the Lopez-Kambosos Jr. fight could be on the undercard of that event.

An emerging potential landing spot for Lopez-Kambosos: On the undercard of a discussed exhibition match between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) February 25, 2021

Given the insane amount Triller has bid to get this fight, they would need a blockbuster event to earn a profit. Therefore, it would make sense from a monetary aspect.

Could Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. feature Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul?

Despite suggestions of the fight being on the undercard of the Tyson-Holyfield fight, it would be a huge surprise if a star like Lopez was not on the main event. Therefore, another option for Triller would be to host the Lopez-Kambosos Jr. bout as the main event with an exciting undercard.
This exciting undercard could come in the form of Jake Paul’s fight against ‘Funky’ Ben Askren. The two are supposed to meet on April 17. And although this is a week before the April 25 date for the Lopez fight, Triller could have the two bouts on the same card for their benefit.

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It would be an exciting event that would make Lopez-Kambosos Jr. the main-event while allowing the platform to earn a good profit. Moreover, it would mean that the event would have something for every type of boxing fan.
What did you make of this news? Do you think Triller should host the Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. fight on the undercard of Tyson-Holyfield?

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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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