The head of the Matchroom Boxing promotion company Eddie Hearn admitted that he did not believe in the current undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez on the eve of his fight against Vasyl Lomachenko, in which the American scored an unexpected victory by unanimous decision.
On May 29, in Miami, lightweight king Teofimo Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) is due to face George Kambosos Jr. (19-0, 10 KOs). The rights to organize this duel were won by the Triller promoter organization, which promised more than $6 million to hold it.
Teofimo Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) announced that he was not going to give rematch to Vasyl Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs). The 23-year-old fighter defeated the Ukrainian on points in October, taking away his IBF, WBA, WBO and WBC lightweight titles.
The contracts for the fight of the new lightweight king Teofimo Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) with George Kambosos Jr. (19-0, 10 KOs) are ready and awaiting signatures. The fight is to take place in April at one of the stadiums in Melbourne or Sydney. The event will be organized with the participation of spectators.