Teofimo Lopez Says Triller Has Changed George Kambosos Jr. Fight Date ‘Too Many Times,’ Never Experienced This Before In Career
Even if Triller’s Ryan Kavanaugh continues to pursue a new date for the Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos Jr. fight, Lopez said he isn’t having it.
Lopez and Kambosos Jr. are scheduled for October 4 at New York’s Hulu Theater, but Kavanaugh wants to move it to October 16 at the Barclays Center to not interfere with the Oakland Raiders versus San Diego Chargers football game, which could affect pay-per-view sales. Lopez and Kambosos Jr. – in a comment from his team — spoke out against the move.
“I feel like it’s been too many times they’ve changed the date. This is something that I’ve never experienced in my career in boxing,” Lopez said on Morning Kombat. “… I understand that Triller is new in this platform, but this is not the way to do certain things especially with an athlete like myself.”
Kambosos Jr. and his team also pushed back against Kavanaugh’s plan on Tuesday following the news.
“Team Kambosos weighed in when its lawyer, Greg Smith, who also happens to be Canelo Alvarez’s attorney, wrote to IBF president Daryl Peoples and IBF attorney Linda Torres to also say they had no intention of allowing Kavanaugh to move the fight,” Dan Rafael reported.
This fight has gone through dates including: May 29, June 19, August 14, September 11, October 17, October 5 and, now, potentially October 4.
IBF ruled Lopez-Kambosos must happen by October 17.