George Kambosos says that everything around Teofimo Lopez is fake. From his boxing to his sense of belonging, nothing seems genuine to the Australian challenger.
On June 19, Kambosos will try to pull off one of the most resounding surprises in the sport, when he faces the IBF, WBC Franchise, WBA, WBO 135-pound champion.
Many are unaware that Kambosos has held five camps for his fights in Florida, trained by a local coach, Javier Centeno, and that Miami and Fort Lauderdale are known to him like the back of his hand. He claims his victory will be even sweeter with the bout taking place at Marlins Stadium.
"I'm ready. I can't wait. I've had tremendous preparation. I feel wonderful. Weight is not an issue. I'm turned into a bloody fighting machine. I'm ready," Kambosos told George Ebro.
"[Lopez] talks about Josh Taylor, Gervonta Davis, he talks about everyone, but that doesn't bother me. My focus is just on him. Whatever his distractions might be, that's not my problem. I'm coming to take his titles.
"I have it all. Speed, power, explosive movements, concentration, heart, will and some big balls. From the moment I became a mandatory challenger I haven't stopped training, before they even announced the fight I was already preparing for this guy. I've had my eyes on him for a long time. I've had to go to the backyards of a lot of champions, something he's never done.
"It means a lot to me [to come from Sparta, Greece]. I come to fight, I'm a warrior. I come from a long list of warriors and you can find king Leonidas himself. I'm a warrior and I never give up. Teofimo has a glass jaw, but he has never been hit clean, but I'm going to get on top of him with everything I have."