‘Tremendous Fight’- Bob Arum Pitches a Massive Opponent for Teofimo Lopez After George Kambosos Jr. Fight

Published 11/20/2021, 11:18 PM EST
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)


Teofimo Lopez is all set to defend his titles against George Kambosos Jr. on November 27. This fight got scheduled several times, and it certainly is one of the most unfortunate bouts of 2021. However, this contest has a date now, and Lopez will only look to establish his supremacy in the 135-pound division.

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Post this fight, ‘The Takeover’ will have a number of options to take anyone and everyone from the lightweight landscape. However, his promoter, Bob Arum, wants to line Lopez up with a notable opponent, and one of the best lightweights at present.

Speaking to FightHype, Arum said, “A fight I would love to see is Teofimo Lopez vs Gervonta Davis. Tremendous fight. So that’s what I’ll try to make. Assuming Teofimo gets through his fight and Davis gets through his fight. I’ll call Floyd Mayweather up, or Al Haymon, and try to make that fight.” (h/t ESPN Ringside)

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 04: Bob Arum speaks during the Manny Pacquiao v Chris Algieri Media Tour at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Lopez and Davis are bitter rivals, and they certainly don’t like each other.

That said, they’ve gone after each other a number of times, and have even challenged each other for a fight. For now, both of them have a fight aligned, but citing fans’ interest in this fight and the hype that it carries, this bout might come to life soon.

Both Davis and Lopez have witnessed an iconic run in the lightweight roster until now. However, Lopez is in a better spot for now, because he holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO lightweight titles. That said, his fans will keep their fingers crossed to see Lopez claim a win in their next fight, and advance towards a fight against Gervonta Davis.

Teofimo Lopez vs Gervonta Davis – A top-notch lightweight bout

Davis and Lopez, both undefeated stalwarts, are looking to establish their supremacy in the 135-pound division.

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However, only one among the two will go ahead to become a true lightweight great.

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That said, this fight is vital for the sport of boxing and for the lightweight division. It’ll be interesting to see if both these stalwarts claim a win in their next fight to finally confront each other in 2022.

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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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