‘You’re Going Down in Three’ – Teofimo Lopez Sends a Stern Warning to George Kambosos Jr

Published 04/14/2021, 10:00 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)


Teofimo Lopez has had a stunning rise to the top of the lightweight division. The unbeaten American became a world champion at just 23 and in only his sixteenth professional bout. As he now starts a new chapter of defending his titles, he has sent a clear warning to his first challenger.

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‘The Takeover’ will face George Kambosos Jr. on June 5, despite several rumors linking him to a fight against Devin Haney. The two will collide as the main event on a card that will mark the return of Evander Holyfield.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 21: George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr poses during the Footy shows fight night Press call on January 21st, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by El Pics/Getty Images)

Ahead of the bout, the 16-0 boxer spoke to Fight Hub TV on YouTube and agreed with his father’s prediction. “Oh yeah, it will, it will. I agree with him. Me and him, we’ll talk about it, and we both agree on it. Same thing, me and him, we sat down and talked about with Commey, you know. So it goes down to that. But my whole thing is like, we stay focused,” said Lopez.

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This comment showed Lopez’s confidence in his abilities and referenced his dominant victory over Richard Commey in 2019. He then added, “It won’t go past three, and that’s what I stay on. Because I know and imma call it. I’m even thinking about putting money on it. So yeah, Kambosos, you’re going down in three.”

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Can Teofimo Lopez knock out George Kambosos Jr. in three rounds?

These comments from Lopez revealed how confident he is ahead of his defense. However, this could also be a reaction to Kambosos Jr.’s comments questioning Lopez’s chin. Either way, can Lopez back up his words and knockout Kambosos Jr. in the early rounds?

The Australian comes into the bout with a perfect record of 18 wins and no losses. Moreover, he has more experience than Lopez, and has trained with the likes of Manny Pacquiao in the past. Therefore, it will not be a walk in the park for the champion.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Vasiliy Lomachenko fights 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)

While Lopez certainly has the power to knock out any lightweight in the first few rounds, it would be an incredibly hard task against Kambosos Jr. The Australian has shown his tough chin in the past and will know he has to take the fight to the latter rounds if he wants to have any chance.

What do you make of these comments from Teofimo Lopez? Do you think he will get an early finish?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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