Teofimo Lopez reacted to his defeat against George Kambosos the night of Saturday, November 27, at the Madison Square Garden, from New York.
“Thank you for all your love and support tonight,” wrote the boxer of Honduran origin. “I am grateful to everyone and I know that God has plans for me. They can hit me hard, kick me low. It will take more to break my soul. God bless everyone and happy holidays. See you back in the ring in 2022 ”.
Thank you all for the love and support tonight. I’m grateful for you all and I know God has his plans set for me. They can punch me high, kick me low. It’s going to take more than that to break my soul! God bless everyone and Happy Holidays. See you all back in the ring in 2022🤍 pic.twitter.com/Oe5CtG7K3x
– Teofimo Lopez (@TeofimoLopez) November 28, 2021
Lopez lost by decision divided by cards of 115-112 and 115-111 in favor of Kambosos, while the other judge saw win to Teo by 114-113.
This was the Honduran blood boxer’s first defense of the lightweight belts of the WBA, FIB and OMB.
He had a year of inactivity, after in October 2020 he took away the championships from Vasyl Lomachenko.
He lived some difficult moments with Bob arum, President of Top rank, for not wanting to pay him what is necessary to defend the sashes.
An auction had to be held, which after it was postponed, Lopez He tested positive for coronavirus and had to move date.
The fight between Teófimo López and Kambosos
From the first moment he went looking for Kambosos to knock him out, throwing power shots from the first second.
However, after several exchanges, George send to Theophimus to the canvas with a right overhang. Quickly got up Lopez and kept looking to finish the fight quickly.
But as the fight went on, the Australian gained the respect of Lopez, who began to throw few blows.
By the tenth round came a right-wing crusader from Teo that he plugged into the ear of Kambosos and sent him to the canvas for the first time.
In the championship rounds, with the fight very close, the Australian was the one who closed the best and took the titles.