WATCH: Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr. Get in a Heated Altercation During Their Latest Press Conference

Published 04/17/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
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 135 lbs unified champion Teofimo Lopez will put his titles and unbeaten record on the line against his mandatory challenger George Kambosos Jr. on June 5 in a main-event clash. While Kambosos Jr. is also an unbeaten prodigy, boasting more wins than Lopez, the nearing lightweight clash can see him become the new champion. Although Lopez will seemingly remain the favorite, it won’t diminish Kambosos Jr.’s chances of winning.

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Things have escalated quickly and turned intense between both the boxers. They faced off for the first time at a Triller-based event and almost got physical.

While they had their mics in hand, neither side hesitated in demeaning the other. Lopez thoroughly showcased his prowess with words and vowed to dismantle the Australian in the ring.

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As things got heated, Lopez took off his shirt and walked bare-bodied towards Kambosos Jr. The undefeated Australian boxer also stood up and moved towards the champion. Before they engaged in a serious physical altercation, the administrators intervened and separated both men.

The face-off showed fans that they are in for an exciting build-up.

Teofimo Lopez Jr. vs George Kambosos Jr. – Preview

After grabbing the lightweight belts from Vasyl Lomachenko, Teofimo Lopez Jr. became the new sensation of the lightweight division. He was matched with several other champions, including WBC title-holder Devin Haney and WBA champion Gervonta Davis. Meanwhile. Lopez’s promoters in Top Rank also had a dispute with the champion and this urged him to take his defense to purse bids which Triller won.

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Lopez’s legacy might see a scratch if George Kambosos Jr. gets a crack at him. Akin to Lopez, ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos has been thoroughly active in his career and will look to maintain his own undefeated streak.

He is also an inch taller than Lopez Jr. and will look to make the most of it and claim his maiden world title. However, winning against ‘Take Over’ might not be an undemanding task.

Do you think Teofimo Lopez will still be the unbeaten champion after his fight against George Kambosos Jr.? What did you make of their face-off?

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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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