January 23, 2022

Kambosos ‘prepared for struggle’ as assist swells

George Kambosos Jr and unified light-weight champion Teofimo Lopez each made weight in entrance of a raucous crowd in assist of the Aussie in Lopez’s residence state of New York, forward of their world title conflict at Madison Sq. Backyard.

Each males have engaged in a disagreement within the lead as much as the a lot anticipated match-up, with their fathers also involved in a tense exchange during the week.

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That continued on the weigh-in as every fighter spent practically a superb minute throughout the stair-off earlier than Lopez was pulled away by safety. The Brooklyn native, then returned to the centre of the stage as he and Kambosos each flexed for the cameras earlier than leaving the stage.

The Australian tipped the scales at 134.Four lbs, whereas the champion weighed in at 135 lbs – proper on the restrict.

Kambosos unloaded on 24-year-old Lopez, making gentle of his struggles to make weight whereas a number of Kambosos supporters made loads of noise.

“We’re dwelling in his head, lease free. We have been dwelling in it a really very long time,” Kambosos advised DAZN.

“He is a dehydrated little boy. He struggled. How lengthy did it take for him to get right here in the present day? He struggled and he will battle massive time tomorrow.

“We’re prepared for struggle, no issues on our facet, carry it on, we’re taking all his belts. In his hometown, however the place’s his individuals? They ain’t right here. My individuals are right here.

“I’m so centered. I’ve had that tunnel imaginative and prescient a really very long time and I’ve not put my foot off the pedal.

“I’m successful these belts, I am bringing them again residence and will probably be large for Australian boxing and Greek boxing. That is big and I’ve my nations behind me.”

Each face off after the weigh-in. (BT Sport)

Lopez is a raging sizzling favorite in accordance with the bookies and has gained 12 of his 16 fights by knockout. However each males have been inactive this 12 months and have not been within the ring since October final 12 months, leaving an air of uncertainty hanging over the bout.

Though, Lopez was fast to dispel any query marks by reminding these in attendance that “gangsters transfer in silence.”

“F–k him and all his group, I do not care. On the finish of the day, we’re doing what we gotta do,” Lopez stated.

“They will do no matter they need however on the finish of the day, they can not defend him in that ring.

“That is my second residence. Give it a 12 months or two, I will be king of New York, proper now I am the prince,” he added.

“I simply need to let everybody know, y’all been sleeping on me, I am about to wake everyone the f–k up. Tune in early as a result of it may be a fast night time.”

When is Kambosos vs. Lopez?

The bout might be held at Madison Sq. Backyard’s Hulu Theatre in New York Metropolis on Sunday November 28 (AEDT), which is Thanksgiving weekend within the US. The undercards will start at 9am (AEDT) with the primary card beginning at 12pm (AEDT).

What time will Kambosos vs. Lopez begin in Australia?

Kambosos and Lopez are scheduled to do their ring walks simply after 3pm AEDT, with the primary bell set to ring round 3:20pm (AEDT).

Tips on how to watch Kambosos vs. Lopez in Australia?

Your complete card might be broadcast stay in Australia by means of streaming service DAZN.

You may want a subscription to the service to view the battle nevertheless it prices simply $2.99 monthly and you may cancel at any time.

Kambosos Jr goes in as a giant underdog. (Getty Pictures for Triller)

Story of the Tape

George Kambosos Jr

Nationality: Australia

Born: June 14, 1993

Peak: 5′ 9.5″

Attain: 68″

Whole Fights: 19

Document: 19-0 (10 KOs)

George Kambosos Jr is 19-0. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Teofimo Lopez

Nationality: American

Date of Start: July 30, 1997

Peak: 5′ 8″

Attain: 68.5″

Whole Fights: 16

Document: 16-0 (12 KOs)

Lopez has 12 knockouts to his title. (Getty Pictures for Triller)

Odds

(At time of writing)

Teofimo Lopez to win $1.11

George Kambosos Jr to win $6.00

Lopez win by way of KO/TKO $1.45

win by way of factors/choice $4.00

Kambosos Jr win by way of TKO/KO $10

win by way of factors/choice $9.50

(Courtesy of Sportsbet)

What’s the full battle card?

Topic to alter

Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr.; For Lopez’s IBF, WBO, WBA and The Ring light-weight titles

Azinga Fuzile vs. Kenichi Ogawa; For the vacant IBF world tremendous featherweight title

Raymond Ford vs. Felix Caraballo; Featherweight

Andreas Katzourakis vs. Wendy Toussaint; Middleweight

Zhilei Zhang vs. Bernardo Marquez; Heavyweight

Ramala Ali vs. Isela Vera; Tremendous bantamweight

Christina Cruz vs. Marygreen Vellinga Hinz; Flyweight

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