The unified world lightweight boxing championship will be on the line on Saturday November 27th, when Teofimo Lopez steps into the ring at the Hulu Theater in New York City to battle undefeated challenger George Kambosos Jr. as a massive 1.09 favourite on the boxing odds at Sports Interaction. Both these fighters get set to square off sporting unblemished professional boxing records. Lopez improved to 16-0 with his October 2020 win over Vasiliy Lomachenko, which earned him the WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles, while Kambosos is coming off a narrow win over Lee Selby that improved his record to a perfect 19-0.
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The Wait is Almost Over
This long-awaited matchup has been nearly a year in the making. It has been postponed on eight previous times for an array of reasons, ranging from Lopez’s bout with COVID-19 last spring to a subsequent battle for rights to the fight, which was most recently expected to take place last month. However, with their rescheduled clash now just days away, those obstacles appear to be behind them. And not a minute too soon for Lopez, who is coming off the longest layoff of his professional career.
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Joining the likes of Canelo Alvarez as one of the pro boxing’s best bets today, “The Takeover” has emerged as a dominant force in the lightweight division since arriving on the scene just five years ago. The 27-year-old wasted no time establishing himself as a power puncher, finishing opponents inside two rounds in six of his first nine contests including a trio of victories in front of his hometown fans in New York. After raising his profiling by winning a number of American and North American titles, Lopez finally reached the top of the lightweight division in style, claiming the IBF lightweight crown with a second-round TKO victory over Ghana’s Richard Commey.
Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KO’s) is the new IBF lightweight champion with the spectacular TKO-2 over Ghana’s Richard Commey (29-3) in Madison Square Garden
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However, Lopez has also proved his ability to go the distance with a pair of 12-round unanimous decision victories over his past three outings. That stretch began with a win over former OBF lightweight champion Masayoshi Nakatani back in the summer of 2019 and continued with his victory over Lomachenko 13 months ago. Those victories have helped lift Lopez to a relatively short 4.00 bet at Bodog to earn the win by decision, although he remains a 1.40 wager to finish Kambosos inside the distance.
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Kambosos Facing His Toughest Opponent Yet
Like Lopez, George Kambosos Jr. has been idle for over a year as the struggles to get this fight scheduled dragged on. The 28-year-old Australian has earned his first world title shot due to his perfect record but will step into the ring on Saturday night sporting odds as long as 7.30 at Betsafe. Kambosos’ cause at the sportsbooks has not been helped by his recent performances. “Ferocious” needed split decisions to eke out wins over Selby and Mickey Bey, and has only appeared in fights that have gone a full 12 rounds on two occasions over his eight-year professional career. That has contributed to his continued struggles to make gains on the lightweight boxing rankings, with The Ring, WBA, and WBC listing him no higher than No. 8.
The last time @georgekambosos competed in New York.
After ten rounds, the unbeaten lightweight picked up a decision victory over game former IBF titleholder Mickey Bey.
— Aus-Boxing.com (@ausboxing) September 16, 2021
Kambosos has also steadily honed his finishing ability in recent years, posting TKO or KO wins in four of his past seven appearances in the squared circle. But apart from his recent dates with Selby and Bey, he has yet to face an opponent that comes anywhere close to the calibre of Lopez. Not surprisingly, Kambosos sports distant 17.00 odds of claiming victory by decision and will be lucky to get through a full 12 rounds in next weekend’s clash.
The Pick: Teofimo Lopez to win in Rounds 4-6 (4.00) at Bodog