Lewis: Kambosos can cause upset over Lopez

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame trainer Johnny Lewis, who trained world champions Jeff Fenech, Kostya Tszyu, and Jeff Harding, spoke to Fightnews.com® to say he predicts IBF#1 lightweight George “Ferocious” Kambosos can get an upset victory over IBF, WBA, WBO lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez in Madison Square Garden next Saturday.

“Unlike a lot of others in boxing – I give George Kambosos a big chance to cause an upset against Teofimo Lopez,” said Lewis. “If Lopez has made a mistake of thinking they have an easy fight against Kambosos and the fight goes past the halfway mark – I can see George coming home. I think they have taken George lightly and they have done that at their own peril. There have been several fight dates that have been changed but George has shown he is mentally tough and remained very confident of victory over Lopez. He will be 100% right on November 27 in Madison Square Garden. George is extremely fit and he has been ready to defeat Lopez for a long time.”

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  • Kambosis is in between styles. He’s good but won’t win this weekend unfortunately.

  • Not happening. Especially not in the garden. Lopez will be in front of his home crowd and will be too amped for Kambosos. I’d like to say Lopez UD, but my gut says 6 or 7th round TKO ref stoppage.

    Also, calories have been cancelled for Thanksgiving.

  • This article was funny, Johnny Lewis could do stand-up and sell out arenas in Australia.

  • Kambosos seems like the type that will go out on his shield. Should be interesting. Can’t wait for this fight!

  • Tank Davis is waiting for teofimo get worn then gave him while tank is fighting with slices of cakes

  • Won’t outbox Lopez and he can’t punch. Might go the distance but I doubt it. Too basic.

  • With the recent rash of magnificent performances. Teofimo has been losing momentum by the day. He better look good with all the Take Over talk. This is more like “The Keith Thurman”, sitting on the titles and not fighting because of injuries.

  • To lose this fight, Lopez would have to seriously underestimate Kambosos while falling under the spells of excessive partying and becoming too comfortable in silk pajamas. Of course, Kambosos will also need to do everything right during the fight.

  • Teo CANNOT afford to take an L in this fight! He has already damaged his career and losing would be catastrophic

    • A loss would be catastrophic! He took short money to fight Loma so he could – if he beat Loma (which he ended up doing) – would put him on the A side of nearly every following fight.

      Arum didn’t want to overpay him for the Kambosos mandatory to make up for the short money against Loma, then we had the Covid delay and Triller issues.

      DAZN is going to put on a great event to showcase López. Win easy and López can get an easy fight made against Haney at 135 before moving up to fight Taylor.

      Lose against Kambosos and Eddie Hearn probably puts Kambosos and Haney together with López starting all over again at 140 lbs.

      • Not saying that a fight against Haney would be easy, but that the fight would be easy to make because Matchroom would agree to co-promote and out on ESPN without insisting that it be on DAZN.

  • I would think after all this time that Lopez will be adequately “prepared” for kambosos. I could only see trouble if there is some weight issues like having to drop extra lbs after a 1st weigh in.

  • If he is like he was in Britain in his last fight, he will be knocked out, he barely beat a washed up featherweight.

  • I’d love to see Lopez get his cocky ass kicked, but I don’t think it’s in the cards. It’s always the unbeaten guys I want to win that lose.

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