Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr: Date, PPV Price, and Venue

Published 08/24/2021, 2:31 AM EDT
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)


Following several turmoils, Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr. finally seem aligned to meet each other inside the ring. The fight is yet to have an official confirmation on board. However, Triller has already dived in to materialize the much-awaited event as they hope to stage it in a few more months.

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Per reports, Lopez had contracted COVID-19 a few weeks back, which ended up scrapping the second official fight date. He appears to have recovered now, which clears the future of the fight. Meanwhile, ESPN grasped a few more insights into the bout.

The initial findings cite the matchup to happen at New York’s Hulu Theater at MSG on October 5. The PPV price has been set at $19.99, which will turn $2.99 on a monthly subscription. Reporter Mike Coppinger broke the news on social media, further revealing that the IBF deadline for the contract is knocking at the doors.

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Surprisingly, the PPV prices are quite affordable. Hence, the event can grab a record-breaking viewership. Meanwhile, it also clears the doubt regarding the potential fight, which many thought would never happen. The undercard of the event is still being constructed.

Despite the long hiatus for both men, Lopez vs Kambosos Jr. can be one of the biggest lightweight fights of the year. Both men are unbeaten and have been comfortably climbing the ladders at 135 lbs. So, it’s high time we see them collide inside the squared circle in an intriguing headliner.

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Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. – The Lightweight slugfest

Kambosos Jr (19-0) has been on a stellar rise in the 135 lbs division. But the Australian boxer hasn’t fought for a world title. In response, Teofimo Lopez is 16-0 as a pro with four world titles – WBC (franchise), WBA, WBO, and IBF straps on his shoulder. The numbers reveal Lopez is three fights short of Kambosos Jr. in the professional chain.

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But ‘Take Over’ is still more popular and dominant. Especially after his win over Vasyl Lomachenko, Teofimo Lopez is now a cash-cow of boxing. This sheer aura has often urged the fans to bill him ‘invincible’ before the other champions of the division. But a non-titlist elite like George Kambosos Jr can bring a fatal outcome to the current champion, Lopez.

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Who do you think will have the last laugh? Teofimo Lopez or George Kambosos Jr.? Will the fight really go down on October 5?

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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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