Nearly two months after assembly within the ring, the American-Honduran Teofimo Lopéz and the Australian George Kambosos Jr. formally offered their battle at a press convention held in Atlanta by the corporate Triller and its well-known “Triller Battle Membership” version. The battle might be held on June fifth in Miami, and might be Pay-Per-View (PPV).
The presentation of Lopéz and Kambosos was preceded by the co-feature battle, the place the legendary Evander Holyfield, who will finish greater than a decade of retirement to battle six rounds in opposition to Kevin McBridem, the latter identified for retiring Mike “Iron” Tyson, Holyfield’s former arch-rival in his greatest days.
After the participation of the heavyweights, the place tranquility and order prevailed, it was time for the brand new blood, “El Takeover” and “El Ferocious” took the stand and as quickly as they took the microphone, the press room lit up and there was even a whole lot of slapping in between.
The world champion was clear, as common.
“Kambosos is in my manner in the mean time, I gotta transfer him to the facet and transfer to the fellows everybody needs to see me battle subsequent” he stated.
“We added Cuban Jorge Rubio to the staff, but it surely’s not as a result of we’d like something, however to bolster and assist my father. We’ve been collectively for 20 years and we haven’t lacked something. What you noticed in opposition to Lomachenko was only a style of what I’ve to indicate, so be ready,” he added.
“I’ve nothing private in opposition to anybody, however I’m a star and the followers need leisure.” Delving into star standing he stated, “It’s good to be a star and be handled like one, however I don’t sleep on it, I’m all the time hungry and I wish to change into the primary man to be an absolute champion in two divisions (135 and 140).
“I predict a battle that everybody needs to see and revel in, it is going to be quick, however with out reducing the tempo of labor and camp. Simply because it was with Lomachenko, we made a piece plan and we executed it, that’s the way it’s going to be that night time,” he concluded.
The challenger, supported by his ferocity, household sacrifice and focus, held completely nothing again.
“Beating Teofimo, would place me among the many greatest or on the high of Australian boxing. I’m centered on taking every part from this child and giving him some classes in loyalty. They’ve talked about knocking me out quick, however they’re flawed, I don’t come to battle 3 or 4 rounds, I’m making ready for each spherical”, he stated.
“This goes past the ring, my household and I are sacrificing, I’ve deserted my pregnant spouse and my kids to be within the camp and I’ll make this value it,” he stated.
“I’ve had a tough path since I used to be a toddler, nothing has been given to me, I achieved this battle based mostly on sacrifices and beating my opponents of their houses. Not being the favourite motivates me extra, as a result of I’ve by no means been and it provides extra stress for him (Teófimo), who’s obliged to show”, he culminated.
Lopéz (16-0, 12 KO ‘s) and his necessary opponent Kambosos Jr. (19-0, 10 KO’s), will battle for the WBA Tremendous Light-weight Tremendous Championship and the IBF (M) and WBO 135 lbs. titles, in an occasion that might be produced by Triller in affiliation with DiBella Leisure and broadcast by Fite TV in the US.