Triller Dodge’s Floyd Mayweather Bullet– Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. Moved to June 19

Published 05/11/2021, 2:29 PM EDT


The unified lightweight title bout between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr. has been rescheduled from June 5th to June 19th for some unrevealed reasons.

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While it leaves both men with a few more days in their training camp, Triller has also appeared to duck a PPV competition against Floyd Mayweather.

The undefeated 5-division World Champion is looking to make a return to action against Logan Paul on June 6th, ending a 4-year long lay-off.

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Hence, the gap of a day might not be beneficial for either side, and Triller has postponed their date. Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports broke the news, sending chills throughout the combat universe.

That said, they will still face stiff competition with the other promotions. Showtime’s Jermall Charlo vs Juan Macias Montiel will happen on the same night.

Meanwhile, there will be 3 more events with DAZN’s Jaime Munguia vs Maciej Sulecki, ESPN’s Naoya Inoue vs Michael Dasmarinas.

Adding to that, former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will lace up the boxing gloves to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on PPV. However, Triller’s star-packed fight with 2 unified title fights might surpass them all.

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The undefeated 135 lbs unified champion will headline the night by putting his WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF titles on the line against undefeated George Kambosos Jr.

In the co-main event, WBC and WBO super middleweight champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn will fight IBF-WBA champion Elin Cederroos to unify the belts.

Moreover, former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield will reportedly return to face Kevin McBride in an exhibition. So, Lopez vs Kambosos Jr. will be a serious fight that could influence several matchups in the division.

Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr.- Preview

‘Take Over’ Lopez, 16-0 with 12 KOs, appears the favorite coming into the fight against George Kambosos Jr., who is 19-0 as a professional. However, if we exclude the stats and odds, both of them will have similar chances of winning,

Much like Lopez, Kambosos Jr. has also seemed confident in the build-up of their nearing battle. He is optimistic about landing an upset, vowing to turn himself into the new unified champion.

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)

While in conversation with Iole, the Australian spoke his mind, offering his two cents on his upcoming stint in the squared circle.

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“Absolutely 100 percent, I am leaving with those belts. There are holes in his game and things I will be able to take advantage of and you will see that on June 19,” said ‘The Ferocious’.

Therefore, it will be intriguing to watch them collide. Although the event has been delayed by 2 weeks, the hype remains the same. Who do you think will emerge victorious? Lopez or Kambosos Jr.?

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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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