WATCH: Hafthor Bjornsson Gets Blasted With a Nasty Shot to the Body by Teofimo Lopez

Published 10/22/2021, 1:23 AM EDT


Lightweight star Teofimo Lopez is just over a month away from defending his unified belts against the unbeaten George Kambosos Jr. He is already grabbing attention for his activities at the gym. Having beaten Vasyl Lomachenko in his last fight, Lopez seems extremely confident about overpowering ‘Ferocious’. Meanwhile, his latest training with Hafthor Bjornson may have added some extra fuel to his ongoing camp.

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24-year-old Lopez was recently spotted trading blows with The Mountain from The Game of Thornes. Standing opposite the gigantic persona, 135-pound Lopez delivered his best. Astonishingly, he also consumed hefty body shots from Bjornson.

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In a massive body-shot challenge, Lopez planted a right-hook on Bjornsson. ‘The Mountain’ ate it like it was nothing and produced an energized cheer. When offered the chance, he also planted a brutal shot on Teofimo Lopez. The lightweight champion tasted Bjornsson’s power and departed injury-free with a smile on his face.

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Teofimo Lopez clearly looks heroic after standing and trading shots with Hafthor Bjornsson. However, a real in-ring scrap against George Kambosos Jr. will offer him a lot more challenges. Following a lay-off of over a year, ‘Take Over’ has been through severe drama for his first title defense. Following five canceled dates, Triller washed their hands off the bout and Matchroom took over.

Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr- The Lightweight Thriller

After 16 wins in 16 fights, Lopez finally put his hands on the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and WBC (franchise) lightweight titles. His last three wins have come against Richard Commey, Masayoshi Nakatani, and Vasyl Lomachenko, which clearly validate his surging progress in the division. But Kambosos Jr. can be different from all of them.

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19-0 as a professional, the Australian boxer is the mandatory challenger. Hence, he has earned his shot at the champion.

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Both the boxers have no love lost for each other and want nothing more than to smash each other. With both men undefeated, they will want to retain their undefeated stints. Given their form and intentions, fans could be in for an absolute lightweight thriller on November 27 at the Madison Square Garden.

 

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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