Teófimo López counts the hours to get again into the ring. And it’s that the catracho fighter, in October 2020, induced a seismic affect on the earth of boxing when he beat Vasyl Lomachenko to turn out to be the undisputed light-weight champion.
Thirteen months later, the Brooklyn fighter is ready to retain his belts on this weekend’s bout towards Australian George Kambosos Jr.
“I didn’t want to beat the best fighter in the world and then fold my arms,” Lopez stated when talking to DAZN.
López assured that he’s able to beat the Australian and add one other victory to his profession. “My belts are catching mud right here. I hope to struggle thrice subsequent yr. Now I simply wish to finish this Kambosos struggle, I’m able to beat him, “he said.
The Honduran boxer has a 16-0 record (12 wins by knockout) in his career.
Kambosos Jr., who will enter the fight as a mandatory challenger of the International Boxing Federation, also has a perfect record and is coming off a victory (19-0.10 KOs), by split decision, against the former featherweight world champion of the IBF, Lee Selby.
This fight was scheduled to take place on June 19, but was postponed after Teofimo tested positive for covid-19.
In the first instance, the fight was scheduled for August 14, then for October 5, until it was decided that it will be this Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
HOW MANY MILLIONS WILL THE HONDURAN EARN?
The Honduran won $ 1.35 million when he faced Lomachenko on October 17, 2020, a sum that will be tripled in the dispute against Kambosos, who will also have his best profit.
The boxer Lopez, 24, will earn 3.9 million dollars, while his rival will make 2.1 million. This fight promises a lot, as both fighters are undefeated in their careers. =