The long-delayed mandatory title bout between world lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez and IBF No.1 contender George Kambosos seems set to go ahead on November 27 with new promoters Matchroom Boxing.
Lopez-Kambosos has been fraught with complications after streaming network Triller originally won the purse bids, but was unable to stage the fight due to issues over the date and location, as well as the WBA Super, WBC Franchise, IBF and WBO belt holder testing positive for Covid-19 on fight week in June.
When Triller withdrew from the seemingly jinxed contest, Matchroom, the second highest bidder in February’s purse bids, assumed the rights for the fight.
Matchroom plans to stage Lopez-Kambosos on November 27 live worldwide on DAZN, according to ESPN.com’s Mike Coppinger, after Ryan Garcia’s grudge match with Joseph Diaz was scrubbed from that date following King Ry’s right hand injury.
That’s assuming the Lopez-Kambosos jinx does not continue after four previous cancellations in 2021.