Teófimo López vs George Kambosos Jr, live updates
Hello and welcome to the ABC Sport coverage of George Kambosos Jr’s shot at the unified lightweight crown that currently sits on the head of Teófimo López, one of the hottest boxers on the planet.
I’m Simon Smale and it is an unspeakable privilege to bring you all the action from the Hulu Theatre, down in the depths of the world famous Madison Square Garden.
It has taken an absolute age to get this fight on, owing mostly to the Triller debacle – which we’ll get into later on in this blog.
There is absolutely no doubt that Kambosos is a massive underdog for this fight, but he has been incredibly focused throughout the lengthy buildup whereas López has been somewhat dismissive, eyeing up and talking more about the “bigger” opponents on his radar than the dogged Aussie in front of him.
That might mean that he is underestimating Kambosos, which is always a danger for any fighter, no matter his pedigree.
It should all make for a fascinating contest, so I’m glad you can be here to share it with me.