HomeBoxingGeorge Kambosos blasts Teofimo Lopez after his positive COVID 19 test ⋆ Boxing News 24
George Kambosos blasts Teofimo Lopez after his positive COVID 19 test ⋆ Boxing News 24
June 16, 2021
By Brad Slotnick: George Kambosos Jr is livid about his combat this Saturday evening being postponed attributable to undisputed light-weight champion Teofimo Lopez Jr testing constructive for COVID 19.
IBF necessary Kambosos Jr (19-0 10 KOs) will now want to attend till August 14th to face Teofimo (16-0, 12 KOs) on Triller Struggle Membership on PPV.
Kambosos Jr is satisfied that he would have overwhelmed Teofimo if the combat had stayed scheduled.
The apparent query it’s a must to ask is why didn’t Prime Rank guarantee that Teofimo had been given a vaccination earlier than he signed a contract to combat Kambosos Jr.
With the specter of getting sick from COVID being everpresent, Prime Rank ought to have ensured that Teofimo was given hello vaccination. Clearly, they’re not selling Teofimo’s card on Triller, however they nonetheless ought to have ensured that he was given a vaccine shot.
Kambosos calls Teofimo irresponsible
“I might have been undisputed champion this weekend, I do know it,and you understand it,” mentioned Kambosos Jr on social media, reacting to Teofimo’s constructive COVID 19 take a look at.
“Your actions and choices have affected not solely our combat however everybody concerned on this combat.
“Pure irresponsibility in your entire aspect. I’m going to take you out worse than ever for all the pieces. You’ll be able to run, however you may’t cover,” mentioned Kambosos Jr in letting Teofimo have it.
Completely devastated. I shall be Champion. Thanks to everybody for the help world vast. pic.twitter.com/rpMgcyodT8
— George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr (@georgekambosos) June 15, 2021
As you may see, Kambosos Jr is furious about Teofimo’s constructive take a look at. What’s unclear is whether or not Teofimo had been vaccinated or not.
You wish to give the 23-year-old Teo the good thing about the doubt and imagine that perhaps he was one of many small percentages of individuals that also wind up contracting the COVID 19 virus regardless of being vaccinated.
What makes one imagine that Teofimo hadn’t been vaccinated was that he didn’t come out and declare that he’d obtained a shot. As an alternative, Teo mentioned he wished to do the suitable factor by pulling out of the combat to maintain the opposite fighters from changing into ailing.
By now you’ve heard the information that I’ve needed to withdraw from the combat attributable to COVID.
Being a champion means doing laborious issues. NO EXCEPTIONS. And I select to maintain my fellow athletes protected. (Half One)
— Teofimo Lopez (@TeofimoLopez) June 16, 2021
Arum reacts to Teofimo’s constructive COVID 19 outcomes
“We restructured Teofimo’s contract, and I hope as the results of the restructure that he didn’t get the COVID,” mentioned Bob Arum to Fighthype.
“However once more, we inform all our fighters, ‘You guys are preventing for giant cash, and the promoters are laying out huge cash, get your self vaccinated, so that you don’t contact the COVID.’
“Now, you’re taking the 2 fighters right here, Fury is completely vaccinated, and I talked to Shelly Finkel a short while in the past, and he mentioned, Wilder has been absolutely vaccinated, and their corners have been vaccinated.
“That’s taking duty. Now Teofimo, he was off with this Triller factor and so forth.
“It was no motive earlier than he went into coaching that he didn’t get vaccinated. No motive, and if he had gotten vaccinated, he wouldn’t have misplaced his payday.
“I really feel sorry for him, however the combat will occur. However once more, that is totally different from after we first went into the bubble final June, and we had each different combat with a man getting COVID as a result of no person actually knew methods to deal with it.
“Now with the vaccinations, anyone that will get COVID, disgrace on them as a result of they hadn’t taken the time or they for some loopy motive determined to not get vaccinated. That’s nuts,” mentioned Arum.
Prime Rank promoter Bob Arum can’t be glad about all this as a result of it’ll put a crimp in his plans to have Teofimo combat twice this yr.
With the combat with Kambosos Jr moved to August 14th, Arum received’t be capable of schedule Teofimo to combat on October 2nd as he’d initially been planning on doing.
Consequently, Teofimo’s solely combat this yr shall be for Triller pay-per-view towards Kambosos Jr in August.