Triller targets Oct. 5 for Lopez-Kambosos at MSG


The Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos cleaning soap opera seems to be reaching its conclusion.

Triller’s Ryan Kavanaugh instructed ESPN he despatched contracts on Monday to each Lopez and Kambosos for the undisputed light-weight title struggle to happen Oct. 5 at New York’s Hulu Theater at MSG.

“We’re actually enthusiastic about it: Tuesday evening boxing in New York,” Kavanaugh stated. He added that the pay-per-view might be obtainable for $19.99 through FITE or for $2.99 as a part of a month-to-month Triller subscription.

The IBF’s deadline for Triller to submit contracts and preserve its rights to the struggle is Tuesday. That deadline was a part of an IBF ruling that scrapped Triller’s plan to carry the struggle Oct. 17 in Sydney. The New Jersey-based group mandated the struggle cannot be staged in a rustic that requires quarantine. Australia presently enforces a 14-day quarantine interval.

The wrestle to finalize a date and website for the undisputed light-weight title struggle led to a authorized dispute between Lopez’s supervisor, David McWater, and Kavanaugh. After the IBF ruling, Kavanaugh made efforts to hold the fight in the Middle East. Finally, he selected New York, the place Triller has a month-to-month Tuesday night boxing series. It debuted earlier this month with heavyweight contender Michael Hunter and a Verzuz rap battle between The Lox and Dipset.

Lopez-Kambosos will symbolize the uncommon high-profile boxing match that does not happen on a Saturday. The struggle for all 4 135-pound belts will land simply 4 days earlier than Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder conclude their trilogy for the heavyweight title on Oct. 9 in Las Vegas.

And it will likely be at a location Lopez is all too conversant in. ESPN’s No. 6 pound-for-pound boxer has competed at MSG (theater or the massive room) six occasions, most notably a second-round KO of Richard Commey in December 2019. That was Lopez’s first title struggle.

The 24-year-old from Brooklyn, New York, added three extra titles in his subsequent outing, an October decision win over Vasiliy Lomachenko. Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) was set to defend his championship in opposition to Kambosos (19-0, 10 KOs) on June 19 in Miami however tested positive for COVID days earlier than.

The repeated delays to carry Lopez-Kambosos ended Prime Rank’s hope of pairing Teofimo and Loma in a December rematch. Lomachenko remains in talks for a Dec. 11 struggle in opposition to Commey in New York. Lopez will earn $3.912 million, a career-high payday. He made $1.35 for the Lomachenko struggle.

Kambosos, a 28-year-old Australian, grew to become the obligatory challenger with a call win over Lee Selby in October. He is set to earn $2.106 million, additionally a profession finest.

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