Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. Sees $30 PPV Price Hike, Set to Clash With NFL

Published 09/17/2021, 10:30 AM EDT


Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. for the lightweight world titles is finally taking place on October 4 at the MSG Theatre in New York, USA. Having faced two official derailments previously, the 135 lbs thriller might have been a strategical disaster in terms of Box Office plans. While it was announced several months back by Triller, it’s still a couple of weeks away from fruition. That too, under some bizarre circumstances.

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Coming in between Usyk vs Joshua and Fury vs Wilder 3, Lopez’s first title defense will see him compete against Monday Night Football’s Las Vegas Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers. Meanwhile, the new PPV Prices have also raised several eyebrows.

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Combat reporter Mike Coppinger took to social media and revealed several aspects surrounding Lopez vs Kambosos Jr. The event was previously priced at $19.99. However, the price is now $49.99, which is a massive hike.

The prospect of the audience having the NFL to switch to may pose some serious threats to Lopez vs Kambosos Jr’s PPV success. Hence, the nearing night can be a tough one for the lightweight stars, both inside and outside the squared circle.

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Overlooking all the financial and business motives, Teofimo Lopez might face the toughest test of his career in the coming days. That said, losing the lightweight belts can be extremely fatal for his career at this point.

Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr.- Lightweight Slugfest

Coming in with a 19-0 record, Kambosos Jr has more experience as a professional boxer than Teofimo Lopez. However, that doesn’t take away Lopez’s skills and abilities to outwork his rival. Both the lightweight stars are in their prime and have been flawless in their respective careers.

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But Kambosos Jr. has missed out on the stardom which Lopez has achieved. Hence, given how things stand, taking over the ‘Take Over’ can be his sole key towards attaining the spotlight.

Nevertheless, Lopez can rightly consider himself the favorite in the mix, citing a 50-50 matchup between two of the best of the division.

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Who takes it finally? Teofimo Lopez or George Kambosos Jr.? Also, will the $30 hike prompt more casuals to opt for football?

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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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