The fight of Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos would be held on June 12 in NY, according to sources cited by Dan Rafael in your newsletter Fight Freaks Unite.
“The promoter of Lopez, Top Rank“, wrote Dan Rafael, “Seeks that the fight (which has not yet been closed) takes place on June 12 in the Madison Square Garden in NY. According to a source with knowledge of the talks, he told Fight Freak Unite”.
At first it was sought that the mandatory contest for the FIB from Teofimo Lopez vs Kambosos It will take place in April or May. And that it was in Australia, home of Kambosos. There, mass events have begun to be allowed, but now the recent restrictions in the country and the mandatory quarantine, led to looking for other alternatives. Now, the plan is for the headquarters to be the Big Apple.
June 12 is the Puerto Rican pride parade in NY. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still unknown whether or not spectators would be allowed to enter the place. The city has not received a fight since March 7, 2020, when Robert Helenius knocked out Adam kownacki.
Lopez comes after earning the biggest win of his career by beating Vasyl Lomachenko, unifying the titles in the lightweight division on October 17, 2020. At the time, the Ukrainian fighter was considered the best pound for pound in the world.
Kambosos became the mandatory challenger for the FIB last October 31, when he defeated Lee Selby by split decision.