Sport George Kambosos' World Title Fight Has Again Been Rescheduled

04:41  16 june  2021
04:41  16 june  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Just days out from the biggest fight of his career, George Kambosos’ world title dreams are on hold after Teofimo Lopez tested positive for COVID-19.

“Teofimo Lopez has symptomatic COVID-19, which was confirmed this morning after testing,” Triller’s Ryan Kavanaugh said in a statement.

“The entire Triller Fight Club card, including the main event, is being rescheduled for Aug. 14. We send our best to Teofimo Lopez and his family and hope they get better soon. We can’t wait to see this epic battle on Aug. 14.”

The bout was originally scheduled for June 5 but was then pushed back two weeks to be held in front of a capacity crowd at LoanDepot Park after the easing of crowd restrictions in early June.

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After years of fighting around the globe, Kambosos earned his shot at Lopez with a decision win over former world champion Lee Selby at Wembley Arena last October.

The win came just two weeks after Lopez dethroned Vasiliy Lomachenko , and placed the Aussie as the mandatory to Lopez's IBF title.

After months of negotiation, streaming giant Triller won the purse bid for the bout, with Lopez putting his WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and The Ring titles on the line.

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Kambosos travelled to the US in March for promotional duties ahead of the biggest fight of his career and has been training in Fort Lauderdale since.

"I am so focused and ready to bring all the belts back home to Australia," Kambosos told Sporting News .

"I’ve been fighting in the major leagues around the world where the real fights happen, but now headlining in a Major League stadium is surreal.

"This is the big time, this is real boxing, I will be Undisputed Champion of the World."

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