Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. Gets Tentative Date as Ryan Garcia vs. Joseph Diaz Falls Apart

Published 10/16/2021, 6:30 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)


2021 is about to end in a couple of months, and there are many exciting bouts that are aligned for the rest of this year. While fights like Canelo vs Plant and Romero vs Davis are the talk of the town, the Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. bout could join that list as it has received yet another tentative date.

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This fight was originally set for June 5, but it later got shifted to June 19. Unfortunately, for boxing fans, as the unified lightweight king tested positive for Covid-19, this bout was rescheduled for August 14. After that, October 4 and October 16 were floated as potential dates.

Following multiple cancelations, Triller washed its hands off this fight. As a result, Matchroom Boxing bagged the rights to host this bout. Now, after an unfortunate incident regarding Ryan Garcia, a date has opened up for ‘Take Over’ vs ‘Fearless’.

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Mike Coppinger wrote, “Sources: The Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos lightweight championship bout will likely land on Nov. 27 now that DAZN has scrapped its planned Ryan Garcia-JoJo Diaz fight on that date. Matchroom and DAZN expected to finalize date and location over the weekend.”

Initially, when this fight went to purse bids, Triller won the rights for a whopping $6,018,000. On the other hand, Matchroom was the second-highest bidder, with an amount of $3,506,000. Now that Matchroom Boxing has the rights to this fight, they’ll look to stage it in the biggest possible manner.

Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. – Will this fight come out as expected?

Lopez and Kambosos Jr. have been dealing with fight cancelations and postponements for almost half a year. Given their time away from boxing, they will have developed a substantial amount of ring rust as well.

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In retrospect, the delays may have only served them as they will have had ample time to fine-tune their strategies for this fight.

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That said, they might just go all out against each other from the first bell itself in search of a finish.

It will be interesting to see how things play out between the pair and when this fight finally comes to life? Will it be November 27?

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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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