The fight will be made officially official today in Atlanta at a Triller Fight Club presser. Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr are finally set to officially announce their upcoming lightweight title fight, with a June 5 pay-per-view date in Miami expected to be made official today at a Triller Fight Club press conference.
Lopez (16-0, 12 KO) will be defending his WBA, IBF, and WBO lightweight titles against IBF mandatory challenger Kambosos (19-0, 10 KO), a heavy underdog from Australia. The fight is most notable, perhaps, for the shock purse bid result, where Triller drastically out-bid Matchroom Boxing and Lopez’s promoter Top Rank, potentially setting off a domino effect for Lopez’s career depending on the success of this event.
We’ll also reportedly be seeing Evander Holyfield and Kevin McBride in an eight-round exhibition on the show and there could be further card announcements made today, too, which could be any number of things given how the Triller operation is working so far.
Lopez (16-0, 12 KO) will be defending his WBA, IBF, and WBO lightweight titles — plus his WBC franchise belt, I guess, whatever — against IBF mandatory Kambosos (19-0, 10 KO). It’s been expected that the fight will be held June 5 in Miami.
The 27-year-old Kambosos is a big underdog, but is coming in confident that he can surprise, well, basically everyone. Lopez, 23, is one of the hottest names in the sport coming off of his win last October against Vasiliy Lomachenko.