Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. in Jeopardy- Devin Haney Likely to Replace the Australian

Published 01/12/2021, 9:42 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 20: Teofimo Lopez celebrates his fifth rounf knockout of Edis Tatli during their lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


The lightweight kingpin, Teofimo Lopez, was being set to battle George Kambosos Jr. for his IBF title defense. The pair were supposed to take each other on by mid-2021. The future of this fight is uncertain, but Teofimo Lopez already has a contender in his mind for his next.

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According to Michael Benson, ‘The Takeover’ has expressed keen interest in fighting Devin Haney if the Kambosos fight falls through.

Lopez said, “This week we’re gonna be talking to Eddie Hearn, and let’s see what happens from there.”

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‘The Takeover’ enjoyed 2020 as his best year so far. He put on an enthralling win over Vasyl Lomachenko and even won The Ring Magazine fighter of the year award for the same. The undefeated fighter holds all the belts across the 135-pound division except for the WBC title that is held by Devin Haney.

Lopez affirmed on getting into potential talks with Haney’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, for a probable bout with him.

Although Lopez had this thought of fighting ‘The Dream’ for long, he is keener now to get this fight done if the Kambosos Jr. fight is pushed ahead for some reasons.

On the flip side, Haney will defend his WBC belt against the Interim champion Ryan Garcia before June this year. Post this fight, the Haney vs Lopez might get scheduled giving a treat to their fans.

Read – Teofimo Lopez Recognizes Devin Haney as the Next Contender: ‘We’re Going to Start Pressing on It’

Teofimo Lopez vs Devin Haney, the best lightweight clash ever?

With the records and prowess exhibited by both the fighters, Lopez vs Haney promises to be a magnetic fight.  Both fighters are undefeated in their professional boxing careers and have marched on to the top by annihilating their opponents.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Devin Haney speaks during the Devin Haney Media Workout at Rathbone Boxing Club on September 27, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

If the duo collides, it will be for the lightweight title unification. This fight carries immense weight and hype as both these fighters boast a solid resume inside the ring.

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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)

The chances of Lopez taking on Haney next are vast. The 12-round war between them presumes to be an absolute blinder that can accolade the winner with all the popularity in the world.

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Who would you like to corner among the duo? Lopez or Haney, who has an upper hand in this fight?

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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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