Promoter Bob arum he was surprised that the boxer Teofimo Lopez have not been vaccinated against Covid 19 before starting their preparation camp to face George Kambosos.
Teofimo Lopez tested positive for Covid 19 four days before his mandatory fight against George Kambosos, so the fight had to be postponed until August.
“There was no reason why before starting training he should not get vaccinated,” he said. Bob arum to the media about the disease Theophimus. “No reason! And if he had been vaccinated, he would not have lost his pay. So I’m sorry for him, but the fight will happen. “
Even if Theophimus has a current contract with the promoter Top rank, from Bob arum, the fight with Kambosos It was not with that company. As it was a mandatory fight, the fight went to auction. Theophimus could not come to an agreement with Top rank, and finally it was Triller the company that got the rights. He agreed to pay the fighter several times more than what Arum offered.
Bob arum assured that it is a shame that Teofimo Lopez not being careful enough having an agreed fight.
“This is different from when we first entered the bubble last June and any fighter got sick because nobody really knew how to handle (the disease),” he reproached. Arum. “But now, with vaccination, anyone who gets Covid is a disgrace. What a shame, because they have not taken the time or they have not decided to get vaccinated, for some crazy reason. That’s crazy! “.
It should be remembered that Lopez unified lightweight champion will withdraw from his 12-round, 135-pound title fight against George Kambosos Jr., a Triller Fight Club pay-per-view main event that was scheduled for Saturday, June 19 in Miami.
The fight Lopez-Kambosos it was rescheduled for August 14 at an unknown location. Now, Teofimo Lopez you will have to wait two more months to win a bag of more than almost 4 million dollars.
Arum points out that Fury and Wilder are already vaccinated, not like Teófimo López
The promoter noted that the third battle between Tyson fury Y Deontay Wilder will not have the problem of Covid-19, since both fighters are already vaccinated, so that they do not go through the shame of Theophimus.
“We say to all our fighters: you are fighting for a lot of money and the promoters are giving a lot of money,” he explained. Arum. “Get vaccinated, so you don’t get Covid. Fury is fully vaccinated. And I spoke with Shelly Finkel a while ago and he told me that Wilder he was fully vaccinated. And their relatives have been vaccinated. That is taking responsibility ”.