IBF No.1 contender George Kambosos believes undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez has a glass jaw and that he will test it severely when the duo square off at the LoanDepot Park in Miami next weekend.
Australian Kambosos (19-0, 10 KOs) has emerged as one of boxing’s most engaging and quotable fighters of recent times, but is a sizeable 7/1 underdog ahead of Saturday’s bout in Florida.
A regular sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao, Kambosos has held five previous training camps in the Sunshine State with coach Javier Centeno so feels an affinity with the area.
“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 journalist Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald.
“[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 have origins in 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.”