The FIB made official that the combat between Teofimo Lopez Y George Kambosos must be done before October 17, but not in a location that requires quarantine, so Australia was discarded.
“The FIB has determined that the combat between George Kambosos Y Theophimus Lopez be held before October 17, but not in a location that requires quarantine, “he tweeted Mike coppinger of ESPN. “This means that Australia it has been discarded ”.
The IBF just made its official ruling, a copy of which ESPN obtained, mandating that Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos must take place by Oct. 17, but not in a location that requires quarantine. That means Australia is out. Triller was looking at Sydney on Oct. 17. https://t.co/3zhBj5R2Kz
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) August 9, 2021
Triller had planned that the race for the belts FIB, WBA Y OMB It will be held at the home of Kambosos, after the positive for coronavirus of the American forced to reprogram all the function.
“We are open to resolve with Triller whatever they decide, ”he said David McWater, manager of Lopez, to ESPN. “They have not shown much interest in this, but if that is the final decision of the FIB, we will accede as champions of the organism ”.
Triller struck the table by offering more than $ 6 million at the auction for the match between Theophimus Y George, after initially the boxer of Honduran blood did not reach an agreement with Top rank, promoter with whom you have a contract.
Initially the fight had been scheduled for June 5, but the fight was later moved to June 19 and that was when Theophimus it tested positive, setting August 14 as the new date.
However, the possibility of it being done in Australia the confrontation, so Teofimo Lopez and his team refused because they would have to spend 14 days in quarantine.
This led to a legal dispute between Triller and the team of Theophimus, but the decision of the FIB It obliges that the function be carried out in a territory other than the promoter’s plans.
The possible venue
According to information from Lance Pugmire from The Athletic, the president of Triller, Ryan kavanaugh, has seen Las Vegas Y Florida as a possible venue for the combat that must take place before October 17.
“Ryan Kavanaugh tells me that ‘I hope’ the Lopez-Kambosos fight takes place in Las Vegas and ‘maybe’ in Florida,” revealed Pugmire. “He has until August 24 to send the contracts and also consider the birth of the son of Kambosos to establish the date of fight.”
Triller’s @RyanKavanaugh tells me he’d like to take Lopez-Kambosos to Las Vegas “hopefully” and “maybe” Florida. He has until Aug. 24 to submit fighter contracts and also considering impending birth of Kambosos’ baby by end of month in setting fight date.
– Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) August 9, 2021