George Kambosos believes that weight will be an issue for Teofimo Lopez
IBF, WBO and WBA World Lightweight champion Teofimo “Take Over” Lopez (16-0, 12 KO’s) has regularly stated that he wants to move up. After defeating former world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko to become the man in the division, Lopez indicated that his days at lightweight were numbered. In his next fight, Lopez will dance with the Australian-born “Ferocious” George Kambosos (19-0, 10 KO’s). Kambosos has merrily accepted his role as the underdog.
He knows that the fans have about as much faith in him as atheists have in the big man in the sky. In the end, he does not care one iota. Kambosos believes that his own skills and grit will win him the day. Going a step beyond, the Australian is convinced that Take Over will have significant issues in his camp. Not only does he suspect there is trouble on the horizon, he believes that it will ultimately impair Lopez come fight night.
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In a recent interview with Fight Hype, Kambosos aired his thoughts on Lopez and his presumed weight problem.
“The way I see it is victory for myself and shocking the world. But I believe my speed, my movement and my aggression will be very effective in his fight. I will put him on the backfoot and I will box his head off. I see what he is, he is a one-two puncher. He relies on his power nonstop and the big factor is the guy is so over weight! He might not look it but the guy is so heavy! I’m already on weight right now, I’m very close to weight. I could make weight tomorrow. This kid is going to struggle to make weight and I feel that is going to be a big factor in them later rounds too. But don’t be surprised if I catch him early!”
It should be fun to watch how this prizefight unfolds. Will Kambosos dethrone the slick-tongued unified champion or will he roughed-up and brutally disciplined? Only time will tell the tale. If Kambosos does win, it will be telling to see who he pursues after. However, if Lopez wins, the chants calling for him to face WBC world lightweight champion Devin Haney will only grow louder.
By: Bakari Simpson