New York favorite over Las Vegas as Teofimo Lopez finally gets fight date

Mikey williams

Teofimo Lopez will put months of drama behind him next month when the 2020 WBN Fighter of the Year returns to the Big Apple.

“The Takeover” has waited months due to a doomed Triller scholarship offer, with Matchroom Boxing and DAZN entering the breach.

Lopez is putting his career block on after a stunning victory over Vasyl Lomachenko in his distant memory box as he focuses on the future.


The undisputed lightweight champion will finally make his mandatory title defense against George Kambosos Jr inside the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Lopez vs Kambosos takes place on Saturday, November 27 – live worldwide and exclusively on DAZN.

The event will represent Lopez’s first fight since he upset former pound-for-pound king Lomachenko in October 2020.

Brooklynite Lopez defeated the Ukrainian by unanimous decision. He took with him the precious straps and the undisputed crown.

Australian Kambosos Jr. enters the fight as a mandatory IBF challenger. He has a perfect record, coming from a split decision victory over former IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby.

Teofimo Lopez George Kambosos


DAZN is excited to host the event after Triller defaulted on his offer.

“We are delighted to add this incredible lightweight clash to our fall fighting schedule to close a busy 2021,” said Joseph Markowski, DAZN EVP.

“López is a superstar in the sport of boxing. I’m sure it will give DAZN subscribers around the world a wonderful performance into the night.

Kambosos is a tough competitor and a real test for the champion.

“It’s one of the hottest divisions in the sport. Both men will undoubtedly leave everything in the ring on November 27 and give fight fans around the world an unforgettable night. “

A ticket announcement is coming soon. Undercard information will be released shortly.

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