George Kambosos‘ belated world title fight against lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez is set to take place in November with new promoters Matchroom to make a formal announcement on the rescheduled fight.
Teofimo Lopez’s long-awaited lightweight title defense against George Kambosos Jr. is finally set for Nov. 27 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, fight promoter Matchroom Boxing announced on Wednesday. It will be broadcast on DAZN.
Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) and Kambosos Jr. — an undefeated Australian fighter (19-0, 10 KOs) — were supposed to meet on multiple occasions. Unfortunately, because of scheduling conflicts and a positive COVID-19 test from Lopez, the matchup was postponed to the new date.
The latest drama came in early October when the fight’s original promoter, Triller, was found in default of its contractual obligation to stage the championship bout on Oct. 4 by the IBF. The organization awarded the rights to Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, who worked with DAZN on the broadcast.
Lopez, 24, is one of the rising stars of the sport. He put his stamp on boxing with one of the best performances of 2020, a unanimous decision win over former pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko last October.
The company acccused Kambosos of demanding $414,000 for his signature along with having his share of the purse put in escrow, when they tried to move the fight for the fifth time within weeks of the event.
Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos fight date, time, PPV price, odds & location for 2021 boxing match
When is the Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos fight?
- Date: Saturday, November 27
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET/2 a.m. BST
- Main event: 11:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. BST
The Lopez vs. Kambosos main card pay-per-view kicks off at 9 p.m. ET/2 a.m. BST on Saturday night. Lopez and Kambosos are expected to make their ring walks at approximately 11:30 p.m. ET/4:30 a.m. BST, although that depends on the length of the earlier fights.
How to watch Lopez vs. Kambosos
Lopez vs. Kambosos will be available exclusively through DAZN.
How much does Lopez vs. Kambosos cost?
- DAZN: $19.99 monthly or $99.99 annually
Boxing fans can live stream Lopez vs. Kambosos via DAZN. Monthly subscribers can pay $19.99 or can get DAZN at a discounted annual rate of $99.99.
Where is Lopez vs. Kambosos taking place?
The Lopez vs. Kambosos title fight will take place at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Lopez vs. Kambosos odds
- Teofimo Lopez: -850
- George Kambosos: +700
According to Fanduel, Lopez is a -850 favorite, meaning it would take a wager of $850 to earn a $100 profit if Lopez wins. As for Kambosos, he’s a +700 underdog. A $100 bet on Kambosos would return $700 should Kambosos pull off the upset.
Teofimo Lopez record, bio
- Nationality: American
- Age: 23
- Height: 5-8
- Reach: 68 1/2 inches
- Total fights: 16
- Record: 16-0 with 12 KOs
George Kambosos record, bio
- Nationality: Australian
- Age: 28
- Height: 5-9 1/2
- Reach: 68 inches
- Total fights: 19
- Record: 19-0 with 10 KOs
Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. fight card
- Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. for the IBF, WBA and WBC Lightweight titles