George Kambosos Jr and Teofimo Lopez have finally officially announced their fight and as expected, it will take place on June 5 on a Triller Fight Club pay-per-view. The location has not been named, but Miami has been the front-runner in prior reports.
Kambosos (19-0, 10 KO) is looking for what would definitely be a high-end ‘upset of the year’ contender, and wants to establish his legacy as one of the greats in Australian boxing.
“Definitely, this will put me as the greatest ever in Australian boxing,” Kambosos said during a press conference. “My focus has been this kid and taking his belts.”
As for the belts, Lopez only brought his IBF and Ring Magazine straps to the show, though his WBA and WBO titles will also be on the line, as well as the WBC’s “franchise” belt.
“I’m a little upset that he didn’t bring the other belts as well. I’m gonna take ‘em all off you,” Kambosos said, to which Lopez replied, “This is as close as you’re getting to these.”
Lopez (16-0, 12 KO) insists he’s not looking past Kambosos, but he knows this isn’t the fight people wanted to see next, and he has an eye on the bigger names.
“This is someone that’s in front of me, he’s in my way at the moment,” he said. “I gotta move him to the side and move to the guys everyone wants to see me fight next.”
The fighters then put on a little theatrical show, with Lopez removing his shirt and the two squaring up like they were about to fight, with host Ray Flores stepping between them.
After things “calmed down” and returned to normal, it was announced that the event will also feature an exhibition between Evander Holyfield, 58, and Kevin McBride, 47.
Source: SB Nation.