Teofimo Lopez Resumes Training After Recovering From Coronavirus
Teofimo Lopez (16-0) will rejoin his training camp on Monday after testing negative for the coronavirus on Wednesday. The news was confirmed by unified lightweight world champion’s manager, David McWater.
Good news that @TeofimoLopez has passed his COVID test Wednesday and will re-open training camp Monday, according to manager David McWater.
— Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) July 2, 2021
Lopez is preparing for a title defense against Australia’s George Kambosos Jr on August 14. With the fight scheduled for June 19, the 23-year-old contracted COVID-19 on June 15 which drew ire from the boxing fraternity.
He had apparently been exposed to the virus during his trip to Las Vegas to watch Shakur Stevenson vs Jeremiah Nakathila. Kambosos was frustrated with the news. He felt disrespected by Lopez as he had been putting in a lot of work, been away from his kids for over three months.
Now, the title challenger has another thing making him upset.
“I’ve been disrespected throughout this whole preparation. He’s [Teofimo] been talking about all these different guys,” Kambosos told Fighthype. “What’s one more guy he’s going to talk about?” I’m looking forward to the rematch. Let them have their rematch, but there are going to be no belts on the line.”
The Australian boxer was confident he would take all belts off Lopez in August.