Triller has obtained the rights to Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos.
Lopez is set to take on his mandatory challenger, George Kambosos, on a date to be determined. While Lopez fights under Top Rank Boxing, he and Kambosos couldn’t come to terms during the negotiation process. As a result, the fight went to a purse bid.
Top Rank lost the purse bid and it wasn’t even close. The promotion put up a bid of $2.3 million. That was topped by Matchroom Boxing with a $3.5 million offer. Ultimately, it was Triller that ran away with it, putting up a massive $6.1 million bid.
Top Rank’s Bob Arum gave his immediate reaction to BoxingScene.com, underselling the appeal of Lopez vs. Kambosos.
“We were only going to pay what the fight was worth. We thought the fight was worth $2 million, but we stretched it a little bit.
“It’s terrific and wonderful that Triller put a bid the way they did. I hope it works out for them because we made a lot of money in five minutes. Almost $800,000 is pretty good money. Sh–, that’s really great, because Lopez vs. Kambosos is not a premier attraction. It’s not a must-see fight like Oscar Valdez vs. Miguel Berchelt. It’s a fight between the guy who just beat Vasiliy Lomachenko against someone who is not an elite fighter. If it was Teofimo versus Ryan Garcia, the purse bid would be a whole lot different.”