‘Your Son is Pretty Much a 6-round Fighter’ – George Kambosos Jr. Claps Back at Teofimo Lopez Sr.

Published 04/02/2021, 6:00 AM EDT


George Kambosos Jr. will enter the boxing ring for the biggest fight of his career later this year. He will confront the lightweight kingpin, Teofimo Lopez, in a 12-round war for a mandatory title defense fight. Lopez is a young force in the sport and derailing his current boxing stint will be a tough task for the Australian.

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In fact, the ‘Takeover’s father and trainer, Teofimo Lopez Sr. asserted that his son would finish Kambosos Jr. in a mere three rounds of the fight. This statement reached the challenger, Kambosos Jr.

Speaking to Fight Hype, he issued a fiery response to Lopez Sr.

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Regular talks, talks too much. You know, we all know what he’s like, every single person in boxing knows how big of a mouth he has,”

“To be honest, we saw the Lomachenko fight. Your son is pretty much a six-round fighter. And luckily Lomachenko didn’t turn it up, but I’m focused on what I gotta do,” said Kambosos Jr.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Vasiliy Lomachenko punches Teofimo Lopez Jr 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)

‘Ferocious’ took a dig at Lopez Sr. and stated that they can prepare for a three-round fight. Furthermore, he declared that he would prepare for an absolute 12-round tussle.

The official dates and location for this fight aren’t disclosed yet. But both Lopez and Kambosos Jr. have begun trading verbal punches with each other. This will have excited fans who want to see them trade punches within the ropes.

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Can George Kambosos Jr. upset Teofimo Lopez?

Kambosos Jr. is one resilient talent in the 135-pound division. He’s predominantly stayed out of the limelight until now, but this time, he has a massive opportunity in hand to make a huge statement in the boxing world.

With a pro-boxing-resume of 19-0, ‘Ferocious’ has made himself extremely relevant for a title shot. With his paramount skill sets, Kambosos Jr. has every weapon in the bag to overpower the unified lightweight champ. Hence, he will walk into this fight with an optimistic mindset.

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If he dethrones Lopez by any means, it’ll go in the history books as one of the biggest modern-day boxing upsets. However, underestimating the ‘Takeover’ might cause some serious problems for Kambosos Jr.

Considering the skill sets possessed by both these pugilists, this fight promises to be an absolute classic.

What do you make of Kambosos Jr.’s above-mentioned comments?

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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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