After several postponements, George Kambosos has vowed to make undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez pay when they finally lock horns at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on October 4.

The IBF No.1 contender was supposed to receive his opportunity in June before Lopez tested positive for Covid-19; a proposed August date also fell through with the location of the fight remaining a constant source of doubt until finally settling on New York.

Kambosos has seen his preparation continually disrupted and the revised fight date will also see him miss the birth of his third child. The outspoken Australian believes Lopez lacks sincerity and he can’t wait to settle the score in the ring. 

“I’m going to beat this guy by any means necessary,” Kambosos told the Sydney Morning Herald. “It’s been a long time coming and I don’t see any way he can beat me. They talk about certain aspects of his game, but my game is better all around.

“I don’t think he deserves to be a champion. He takes it for granted. He laps it up too much, wants to show off too much. He’s not a true champ and the fans see that; a lot of fans see his fakeness. He needs a big wake-up call, he needs to be humbled and I’m coming to do that.”