Teofimo Lopez Agrees to Move George Kambosos Jr. Fight to October 16

Published 09/24/2021, 6:21 AM EDT
OXON HILL, MD – JULY 19: Teofimo Lopez in his corner after the tenth round of his lightweight IBF World Title Elimination fight against Masayoshi Nakatani (not pictured) at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on July 19, 2019 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)


It seems like the Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr.’s boxing fight has a dark cloud cast over it. Until now, this contest has witnessed four major date changes and now, the organizers of this fight, Triller, are on the brink of moving this bout to another date.

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Earlier, this fight was set to take place on June 5. But it later got shifted to June 19. However, this contest failed to materialize on this date too, as the champ Lopez tested positive for Covid-19. Consequently, the fight was shifted to 4th October.

But once again, fans were left disheartened as they witnessed another change. While Triller was hell-bent on scheduling this fight for 4th October, due to some glitches, this fight may finally go down on October 16th.

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The champ Lopez has reportedly signed the contract for moving this fight to October 16 altogether. Whereas Kambosos Jr. is yet to sign the deal.

The hardcore followers of the sport have been closely following the developments regarding this fight since its announcement. Everyone seemed ecstatic about this bout as they felt Kambosos Jr. would put on a good fight for Lopez’s first prime title defense.

But nobody knew what was on the way, and how will things turn out for this fight. That said, the fight fraternity is already losing its excitement for this contest. And Triller will have to find a way out as soon as possible.

Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. – How important is this fight for the lightweight roster?

The 135-pound division is ripe with undefeated and dynamic contenders who’re looking to make a mark in the sport. That said, every contender wants his shot at gold. Interestingly, all the straps are held by Teofimo Lopez in this division.

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With that, if the Lopez vs Kambosos Jr.’s fight gets delayed further, the division might miss out on some iconic encounters between other contenders and the champ Lopez.

Also, Vasyl Lomachenko is waiting to get his hands on ‘The Takeover’ as he wants to avenge his loss. The rematch between Lomachenko and Lopez could certainly set up a trilogy fight which would help fans have a clear answer for who the better fighter is.

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In the end, Triller should iron out all the roadblocks as soon as possible and stage this fight for the fans at the earliest.

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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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