George Kambosos Jr and unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez some made value successful beforehand of a raucous assemblage successful enactment of the Aussie successful Lopez's location authorities of New York, up of their satellite rubric clash astatine Madison Square Garden.
Both men person engaged successful a warfare of words successful the pb up to the overmuch anticipated match-up, with their fathers besides progressive successful a tense speech during the week.
That continued astatine the weigh-in arsenic each combatant spent astir a bully infinitesimal during the stair-off earlier Lopez was pulled distant by security. The Brooklyn native, past returned to the centre of the signifier arsenic helium and Kambosos some flexed for the cameras earlier leaving the stage.
The Australian tipped the scales astatine 134.4 lbs, portion the champion weighed successful astatine 135 lbs - close connected the limit.
Kambosos unloaded connected 24-year-old Lopez, making airy of his struggles to marque value portion respective Kambosos supporters made plentifulness of noise.
"We're surviving successful his head, rent free. We've been surviving successful it a precise agelong time," Kambosos told DAZN.
"He's a dehydrated small boy. He struggled. How agelong did it instrumentality for him to get present today? He struggled and he's going to conflict large clip tomorrow.
"We are acceptable for war, nary problems connected our side, bring it on, we're taking each his belts. In his hometown, but where's his people? They ain't here. My radical are here.
"I americium truthful focused. I've had that passageway imaginativeness a precise agelong clip and I person not enactment my ft disconnected the pedal.
"I americium winning these belts, I'm bringing them backmost location and it volition beryllium monolithic for Australian boxing and Greek boxing. This is immense and I person my countries down me."
Lopez is simply a raging blistery favourite according to the bookies and has won 12 of his 16 fights by knockout. But some men person been inactive this twelvemonth and haven't been successful the ringing since October past year, leaving an aerial of uncertainty hanging implicit the bout.
Although, Lopez was speedy to dispel immoderate question marks by reminding those successful attendance that "gangsters determination successful silence."
"F--k him and each his team, I don't care. At the extremity of the day, we're doing what we gotta do," Lopez said.
"They tin bash immoderate they privation but astatine the extremity of the day, they can't support him successful that ring.
"This is my 2nd home. Give it a twelvemonth oregon two, I'll beryllium king of New York, close present I'm the prince," helium added.
"I conscionable privation to fto everyone know, y'all been sleeping connected me, I'm astir to aftermath everybody the f--k up. Tune successful aboriginal due to the fact that it's going to beryllium a speedy night."
When is Kambosos vs. Lopez?
The bout volition beryllium held astatine Madison Square Garden's Hulu Theatre successful New York City connected Sunday November 28 (AEDT), which is Thanksgiving play successful the US. The undercards volition statesman astatine 9am (AEDT) with the main paper starting astatine 12pm (AEDT).
What clip volition Kambosos vs. Lopez commencement successful Australia?
Kambosos and Lopez are scheduled to bash their ringing walks conscionable aft 3pm AEDT, with the archetypal doorbell acceptable to ringing astir 3:20pm (AEDT).
How to ticker Kambosos vs. Lopez successful Australia?
The full paper volition beryllium broadcast unrecorded successful Australia done streaming work DAZN.
You'll request a subscription to the work to presumption the combat but it costs conscionable $2.99 per period and you tin cancel astatine immoderate time.
Tale of the Tape
George Kambosos Jr
Born: June 14, 1993
Height: 5' 9.5"
Total Fights: 19
Record: 19-0 (10 KOs)
Date of Birth: July 30, 1997
Height: 5' 8"
Total Fights: 16
Record: 16-0 (12 KOs)
(At clip of writing)
Teofimo Lopez to triumph $1.11
George Kambosos Jr to triumph $6.00
Lopez triumph via KO/TKO $1.45
triumph via points/decision $4.00
Kambosos Jr triumph via TKO/KO $10
triumph via points/decision $9.50
(Courtesy of Sportsbet)
What is the afloat combat card?
Subject to change
Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr.; For Lopez's IBF, WBO, WBA and The Ring lightweight titles
Azinga Fuzile vs. Kenichi Ogawa; For the vacant IBF satellite ace featherweight title
Raymond Ford vs. Felix Caraballo; Featherweight
Andreas Katzourakis vs. Wendy Toussaint; Middleweight
Zhilei Zhang vs. Bernardo Marquez; Heavyweight
Ramala Ali vs. Isela Vera; Super bantamweight
Christina Cruz vs. Marygreen Vellinga Hinz; Flyweight
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