Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr. will meet at the Barclays Center in New York City, for the Triller Fight Club event today, October 3, 2021, at 9:00 PM (ET). Here, you will find everything there is to know about this lightweight professional boxing event, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch or live stream the fight in the US.
Lopez was called out by Lomachenko for a rematch after his upset unanimous decision victory over Ukrainian two-time Olympic champion and pound-for-pound star Vasyl Lomachenko. Fellow American lightweight Devin Haney, as well as Kambosos, who had defeated Lee Selby to become the mandatory challenger to Lopez's IBF title, both called him out.
Lopez's relationship with Top Rank deteriorated after Top Rank offered him $1.25 million to fight Kambosos Jr., which was less than his contract minimum. The two sides were unable to reach an agreement, so it was decided by a purse bid. The fight between the American boxer and the Australian fighter was won by Triller for $6 million.
Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr: Match Information
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM (ET)
Location: Barclays Center, New York City
Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr: Times by State in the US
ET: 9:00 PM
CT: 8:00 PM
MT: 7:00 PM
PT: 6:00 PM
Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr: Storylines
The match was originally set for June 5, 2021, at LoanDepot Park in Miami, featuring an exhibition battle between Kevin McBride and Evander Holyfield. In May 2021, the fight was rescheduled for June 19, with Holyfield vs. McBride being dropped from the undercard, before being postponed for August 14 since Teofimo Lopez was tested positive for COVID-19.
A replacement site had to be announced as the Miami Marlins had a game planned at LoanDepot Park that day. Triller sought to organize the battle in the challenger Kambosos' native nation of Australia, only adding to the problems. This was contentious since Australia was under lockdown at the time, forcing Lopez to come at least two weeks ahead of time and lose weight while in government-mandated isolation. The IBF sided with the US fighter and rejected the motion.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr in the U.S.
The 2021 Triller Fight Club lightweight professional boxing fight between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr, to take place today at Barclays Center in New York City, will be broadcasted on Triller PPV in the United States.
Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr: Predictions And Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of Teofimo Lopez. FanDuel see the American boxer as the absolute favorite to defend his WBA, IBF, and WBO lightweight titles, and thus, they have given him -1400 odds. The Australian fighter George Kambosos Jr, meanwhile, has a whopping +640 odds to cause an upset this weekend.
|George Kambosos Jr||+640|
* Odds via FanDuel