DAZN made official that on November 27, in the Hulu Theater of the Madison Square Garden, Teofimo Lopez will defend the light belts of the WBA, FIB and OMB against George Kambosos.
“The wait is over, Lopez-Kambosos JrHe tweeted DAZN. “Live by DAZN, next November 27 at the Hulu Theater of the Madison Square Garden on New York“.
The Wait Is Over ⏰
Lopez. Kambosos Jr.
Live on DAZN on November 27 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York 👑 pic.twitter.com/j7ClV2kEel
– DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) October 20, 2021
Fight drama Teofimo and Kambosos
The fight was originally to be played on June 5 at Miami, but several things happened during these months that prevented it from taking place.
In the first instance, the fight was postponed to June 19, because on June 6 he fought Floyd mayweather and Logan paul. Then it was moved once again until August 14 after it was announced that Teo suffered from coronavirus.
Subsequently Triller tried to organize it in Australia due to the restrictions of the pandemic, a situation that Teo neither his team accepted.
Weeks later, on August 23, it was revealed that the fight would take place on Monday, October 4 at the Hulu Theater from New York, and then be changed once more until October 16.
By the middle of the month and without being able to make the fight, the FIB took away the rights to the fight from Triller, which lost a figure close to 10 million dollars.
The fight passed into the hands of Eddie hearn and Matchroom, who came second in the auction in February. They finally reached an agreement with both parties to carry out the fight at the end of November.
Teofimo Lopez will make his long-awaited return after beating Vasyl Lomachenko in October 2020 after his belts were snatched OMB and AMB. While Kambosos He will also return after just over a year of inactivity since his triumph over Lee Selby on Wembley.