Teofimo Lopez won the WBO, WBA, and The Ring lightweight titles against Vasyl Lomachenko in 2020.
George Kambosos is 19-0 and has been expected to face Teofimo Lopez on August 14.
New reports claim the Lopez vs. Kambosos fight is now in jeopardy of falling apart.
Teofimo Lopez hasn’t competed in the UFC since his incredible underdog victory over Vasyl Lomachenko in 2020. He’s one of the brightest young stars in boxing and is currently expected to take on George Kambosos on August 14. Unfortunately, new reports indicate the Lopez vs. Kambosos fight could be in jeopardy of falling apart.
It seems that there are some issues related to the date and location of this fight. Many are hopeful that these problems are fixed in the near future. Now is a great time to talk about what exactly is happening with this situation.
Let’s get into it!
Excitement Grows of Teofimo Lopez’s Return to Boxing
The sport of boxing has been growing in popularity over the past two years. To the surprise of some longtime fans, the lightweight division is now one of the most exciting in the sport. There are a huge number of incredible superstars now competing in this weight class.
One of the main issues with boxing seems to be the huge number of different championships across various weight divisions. That may not necessarily be a bad thing at lightweight. Each of the champions in this division is a superstar.
Some believe that Gervonta Davis is the best lightweight in the world. “Tank” recently moved up two weight classes to take on Mario Barrios. These two men put on a show, yet in the end, Davis finished the fight after landing a brutal punch to the body of his opponent.
Some fans feel that Ryan Garcia has the potential to be the best fighter in the lightweight division. He is now 21-0 in his professional career. His most recent knockout win over Luke Campbell proved that Ryan is one of the most exciting fighters at 135 pounds. Fans have been calling for him to take on “Tank” Davis for years.
Of course, Vasyl Lomachenko deserves consideration as the world’s best lightweight. His recent domination of Masayoshi Nakatani was perhaps the best of his career and proved he is still among the elite boxers on the planet. It wasn’t long ago that the Ukrainian was defeated by Teofimo Lopez, though.
Teofimo has been out of the ring ever since this fight. He is now expected to fight this August, yet some issues appear to be coming up with his upcoming bout.
Here’s What You Need to Know About the Lopez vs. Kambosos Fight
It’s amazing to see how many elite lightweights are now competing in the sport of boxing right now. Perhaps the true dark horse of this weight class is Teofimo Lopez. He is 16-0 as a professional and earned a decision win over Vasyl Lomachenko in his last fight back in October of 2020.
Many fans have been disappointed to see Teofimo outside of the ring since the win over Vasyl. Several issues have come up with his comeback. The current plan is now for Teofimo to take on George Kambosos next month.
New reports have surfaced claiming the Lopez vs. Kambosos fight is now facing more issues. Lopez appears to be at odds with the promotional company Triller, which is hosting this upcoming bout. The main issues seem to be focused on the date and location of this upcoming clash.
It now seems that Triller is planning to reschedule this fight to October 17 in Sydney, Australia. Lopez’s manager, David McWater, clearly is not open to that idea. He spoke to the media this week and explained why this is not an option.
“That’s our major objection: to ask a guy to fly international and cut weight for 14 days while in quarantine. It’s not right,” McWater said. “I don’t think we’ll have to give up the title. I think if they want to move [the fight] that far back the IBF will rule. But fine, if we have to, we’ll give up the title and he can fight [next-available contender] Isaac Cruz somewhere for $70,000 [for the vacant title]. One of these guys is the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. The other is a mandatory contender. I don’t know when they became equals.”
No one wants to see the Lopez vs. Kambosos fight falling apart. Triller has faced issues in the past, however, and it seems this promotional company continues to shoot itself in the foot. Stay tuned for more updates on this situation over the next few months.
August Will be a Huge Month for the Sport of Boxing
2021 has already been an incredible year for boxing fans. Some massive title fights have already taken place over the first six months of the year. More are expected to take place over the next six months, as well.
It seems as if August will be the most exciting month in the sport. Several massive bouts are scheduled to take place next month. Fans can now head over to BetOnline to make their bets on each of these huge bouts happening around the world.
Many are looking forward to seeing the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant. Alvarez (-650) is coming off an incredible win over Billy Joe Saunders in his last bout. Caleb Plant (+425) represents some real problems for Canelo, yet most feel he is facing an uphill battle in this fight.
The welterweight fight between Manny Pacquiao (+185) and Errol Spence Jr. (-225) is another exciting fight taking place in August. Pacquiao is one of the most legendary boxers in history and would make history with a win here. It won’t be easy against Errol Spence Jr., who many believe is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the sport.
No one can forget the heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua (-260) and Oleksandr Usyk (+200). Joshua is one of the best heavyweight boxers in the world and needs a win here to keep the future mega-fight with Tyson Fury alive. Usyk has looked great at heavyweight and has the potential to pull off a huge upset next month.
Do you think the Lopez vs. Kambosos fight is in jeopardy of being canceled? If it takes place, who do you think wins? Let us know in the comments section below.