George Kambosos Jr. Still Standing For October 4 Date Vs. Teofimo Lopez Title Fight; Lopez, Triller Wants October 16
UPDATE (Sept. 28, 2021, 5:45PM ET): George Kambosos Jr. wants more than $300,000 additional money for him to sign off on the move, ESPN reported.
George Kambosos Jr. has yet to sign off moving his matchup against Teofimo Lopez to October 16 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Dan Rafael reported.
Kambosos, who lives in Sydney, Australia, and his team have expressed he wants to stay on for the October 4 date at the Hulu Theater. Lopez took a turn and agreed with Triller to change the date to about two weeks later to avoid a potential Monday Night Football conflict. Lopez and Triller have been waiting for Kambosos to sign off on the change.
Per multiple sources involved, as of Tuesday 12:30 pm ET Kambosos has not signed off on moving the Lopez fight to new date/location. He still has a signed contract for Oct. 4 at MSG, which has formally has canceled it from its schedule. Theoretically, fight is in 18 days.
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) September 28, 2021
In the Kambosos’ Instagram bio, he has “Oct 4th/NYC Undisputed World Title.”
“We expect no additional postponements and the fight to take place on October 4, 2021 as per the contracts,” Linda Torres, lead counsel for the IBF previously informed the attorneys via official letter obtained by Boxing Scene. “Mr. Kambosos has clearly expressed that he is unwilling to fly around the world until Triller has complied with its obligations to provide a plan to get him home in a reasonable time and manner.”
“Given that Mr. Kambosos is scheduled to depart Australia on September 25, the IBF agrees that Triller must fulfill its obligations to secure round-trip travel no later than September 23, 2021,” she added.
If the event moves, Triller will forfeit a $100,000 deposit with Madision Square Garden.
Triller would also pair the fight with a Verzuz event -– a popular rap-battle series – at the Barclays Center, which wouldn’t be possible at the Hulu Theater due to space.