Teofimo Lopez plans defending his undisputed status against George Kambosos Jr. with a much more spectacular Knockout than his knockout victory over Mason Mernard, which ended up being the Knockout of the Year 2018.
The reigning undisputed Champion finished off Mason Menard with a vicious Knockout and hopes to score a better knockout against George Kambosos Jr. when they meet on Saturday night. Menard was at the end of a vicious right hand that left him unconscious just 40 seconds into their 10 round battle back in 2018.
Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) will be facing and unbeaten Kambosos (19-0, 10 KOs) but doesn’t plan to spend more a round and believes, he won’t be needing his full potential against Kambosos.
“I don’t think this fight will go past the first,” Lopez said. “I’ve been stopping my sparring partners to the head, to the body, to everything, and these are 16 ounces [gloves]. I’m not even going full throttle. So, it’s like I’ve been in the gym and I’ve been busting my ass. This guy, I don’t like him on top of that.
“Plus, it’s a real fight; it’s not sparring. And it’s eight-ounce gloves, I mean, this guy’s gonna – I’m praying for it to be worse than the Mason Menard fight – I really am. I’m praying for it to be worse than the Mason Menard fight. And [that] was at the Hulu Theater.”
Finally seeing the two fighters in the ring on Saturday will be some accomplishment after it has failed to reach fight night five times in the past. The initial promoter “Triller” had to pull out last month with its outrageous 6Million Dollar purse. Eddie Hearn and his MatchRoom Boxing took over with a out half of the amount Triller had initially brought in for the fight.
“The only thing that worries me is whether he’s gonna be in that ring Saturday night,” Lopez said. “Nothing else worries me. Every fighter has game plans. They all come in there and everyone has a game plan until they get punched in the face, right? We’ll see what happens come Saturday night. We never go into a fight with game plans. We go into a fight executing what we see at that moment.
“But we work on everything, so we’re prepared for Kambosos coming to us forward, we’re prepared for Kambosos to try and box us, we’re prepared for him to try and throw overhand rights and uppercuts. We’re prepared for the whole 10, well, 12 rounds, but I’m just looking forward to it. I think it’s gonna be a quick night, though.”