Belts on The Line
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When is Lopez vs Kambosos Jnr?
Teofimo Lopez could square off against George Kambosos Jnr in at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
The contest would be for the unified lightweight championship of the world, with the WBA, IBF & WBO belts on the line.
Lopez vs Kambosos Jnr stats
Teofimo Lopez would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
George Kambosos Jnr would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Lopez would have a large advantage in power over Kambosos Jnr, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Kambosos Jnr's 53%.
Teofimo Lopez is the younger man by 4 years, at 23 years old.
Kambosos Jnr has a height advantage of 1 inch over Lopez. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Teofimo Lopez & George Kambosos Jnr fight out of an orthodox stance.
Lopez is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 3 year and 5 months later than Kambosos Jnr, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 46 less professional rounds, 72 to Kambosos Jnr's 118.
George Kambosos Jnr is currently ranked number 11 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 1 by the IBF and 8 by the RING in the 135lb division.
Lopez vs Kambosos Jnr form
Lopez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Vasyl Lomachenko on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, IBF World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Richard Commey on 14th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Masayoshi Nakatani on 19th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Before that, he had defeated Edis Tatli on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had won against Diego Magdaleno on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
Kambosos Jnr remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Lee Selby on 31st October 2020 by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mickey Bey on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Richard Pena on 7th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Olympic Hall Galatsi, Athens, Greece.
Before that, he had won against Rey Perez on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Hehad beat JR Magboo on 15th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In terms of recent activity, Teofimo Lopez has been fighting more than George Kambosos Jnr.
Teofimo Lopez last fought 6 months and 24 days ago, while George Kambosos Jnr's last outing was 6 months and 10 days ago.
Lopez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Kambosos Jnr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Lopez vs Kambosos Jnr?
Teofimo Lopez is currently 1/10 (-999) to win the bout outright, while you can get 5/1 (+500) on George Kambosos Jnr if you fancy the big upset.