BOXING welcomes back one of its brightest stars in Teofimo Lopez later this month as he takes on George Kambosos Jr in New York.
Lopez hasn’t been in the ring since he defeated Vasyl Lomachenko in outstanding fashion over a year ago due to a multitude of issues.
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The Brooklyn fighter was supposed to fight IBF mandatory challenger Kambosos in June on a Triller show but came down with Covid weeks before the fight.
It was put back to August, and then two different dates in October, while promoters Triller aimed to find a suitable night to place the fight.
Eventually, Triller had their rights to promote the fight taken away by the IBF, and the next highest bidder was Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom and DAZN, who quickly put together a date and venue.
When is Lopez vs Kambosos Jr?
- Teofimo Lopez’s clash with George Kambosos Jr will take place on Saturday, November 27.
- The bout will be held at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
- There will be a full capacity in attendance for the fight.
- Fans in the UK can expect ring-walks to get underway from 4am GMT on the morning of Sunday, November 28.
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
- Lopez vs Kambosos Jr will be shown live on DAZN in the UK.
- You can live stream the action from the DAZN app, which is available for download onto your mobile device, tablet or Smart TV.
- To subscribe to DAZN, head to their website and sign-up for £7.99 a month.
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What have they said?
“[At my gym] we put up a photo of us at the face-off,” Kambosos said.
“I looked into the eyes of a soulless kid who is on a leash. I saw that he can’t do anything by himself.
“That’s why I crossed his eyes out because I don’t need to look into his eyes. I saw what I saw at the face-off and that’s why he’s never been the same since then.”
Lopez has said: “He’s in trouble, a lot of trouble. He’s going to be massacred.
“One round (is all it will last) because all that talking doesn’t work.
“You (Kambosos) have been in two fights that were split decisions against Mickey Bey and Lee Selby. I ain’t Mickey Bey. I ain’t Lee Selby.”