Arum: Lopez-Kambosos in May?

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has been negotiating to have WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) defend against IBF mandatory contender George Kambosos (19-0, 10 KOs) in Australia during May.

“We’ve been talking to the Aussies and we’re supposed to have a letter of intent from them by the end of this week,” said Arum to boxing writer Gareth Davies. “It would be in May sometime. We’re at the mercy of this coronavirus, but by May I think we’ll be okay. We’re looking at Melbourne. The plan is to do it in one of their big stadiums with 50,000 people. They’re doing events now at full capacity. The problem there is the quarantine for 14 days and they’ve prohibited foreigners from coming in at all to Australia until further notice.”

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  • George Kambosos is an exciting fighter which will make this fight even more exciting whenever it takes place. Teo’s got this and hopefully by the end of the year, Teo fights one of the young guns like Garcia, Haney, Tank…

  • This Kambosos dude went through Hell and High water against Lee Selby, Teo obliterates him. Smart move by the Aussie and his team though, good payday for him.

  • A big fight coming to Australia would be epic, Kambosos Jr will deff put on a show but doubt he beats Lopez.

  • Arum is such a scumbag. He didn’t even get Loma the p4p #1 a rematch clause and had shady judges based on the scores. He can make more money off Teo. I would just feel ripped if I was Loma.

    • Loma insisted on no rematch clause that’s why Teo said he won’t give Loma a rematch. Don’t blame Arum you should lear the facts, that’s one of the reasons Teo was calling Loma a diva. Teo explained Loma was the A-side so they had to accept his terms.

      • Loma wants a rematch and the promoter protects the fighter. Teo won’t do a rematch because he feels he’ll lose.

  • If Kambosos can withstand Teofimo’s shots will he get decision like Horn did for absorbing a tremendous beating but piled up points for it?!

  • Kambosos went 12 rounds with feather fisted Lee Selby of the UK. Kambosos won’t go 12 rounds with Lopez.

  • Kambosos went 12 rounds with feather fisted Lee Selby of the UK. Kambosos won’t go 12 rounds with Lopez.

  • I hope Kambosos pulls off the upset. Cant stand the cocky arrogant big mouths of senior and Jr Lopez. That twerking dance that Lopez does is also repulsive, just a silly clown.

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