Unified lightweight world champion, ‘The Takeover’ Teofimo Lopez, (16-0, 12 KOs), swung open the doors to his training camp, City Athletic Boxing Gym in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon for the media. (photos by Tom Hogan).
Lopez is training for his mandatory clash with undefeated mandatory challenger, ‘Ferocious’ George Kambosos Jr., (19-0, 10 KOs), set for Saturday, June 19 at Miami’s loanDepot Park, home of the Miami Marlines and live on pay-per-view.
Lopez, 23, (16-0, 12 KOs) is the current unified lightweight world champion, having held the IBF title since 2019 and the WBA, WBO, WBC Franchise titles since defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko in 2020.
The Australian Kambosos has held the IBF Pan Pacific lightweight title since 2017. Kambosos (19-0, 10 KOs) became the IBF mandatory challenger after defeating Lee Selby by split decision in October.
The co-main bout will feature a four-belt undisputed super middleweight championship between WBC/WBO titlist Franchon Crews-Dezurn and Elin Cederroos, who holds the WBA and IBF belts. The winner will become a true women’s undisputed champion in the sport.