Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Barclays Center
A 6th battle date is currently connected to the title battle between Teofimo Lopez Jr. what’s more, George Kambosos Jr., however the furthest down the line recommended change will probably accompany obstruction.
Triller Fight Club, which won limited time rights to the lightweight title battle, is thinking about plans to reschedule its Pay-Per-View occasion to October 16 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Information on the recommended move surfaced Monday, only fourteen days out from the as of now planned October 4 PPV date from Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater in New York City.
“We’re attempting to put it on the sixteenth rather than the second,” Triller CEO Ryan Kavanaugh told The MMA Hour have Ariel Helwani during Monday’s show, however misidentifying the current October 4 date.
Brooklyn’s Lopez (16-0, 12KOs) is expected to safeguard his lineal/WBA/IBF/WBO lightweight titles versus Australia’s Kambosos (19-0, 10KOs), who is the IBF-requested obligatory challenger. The battle was first gotten during a February 25 handbag bid hearing, where Triller Fight Club presented a triumphant bid of $6,018,000 in far outperforming Matchroom Boxing ($3,506,000) and Lopez’s profession long advertiser Top Rank ($2,315,000) in an improvement that filled in as an industry shocker.
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Getting the matchup over the line has changed the story line from distinct advantage to droll.
The battle has been moved from somewhere around four declared dates, most as of late changing from October 5 to October 4 because of a paranoid fear of clashing with a possible one-game season finisher between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Quick open response noticed the more serious danger of viewership contest with ESPN’s Monday Night Football, which is since referred to as cause to look for one more date.
“We recently started to understand the [Las Vegas] Raiders game [versus the Los Angeles Chargers] is that Monday night,” recognized Kavanaugh. “Then, at that point, we began checking out what else is that week. You got the [Major League Baseball] end of the season games that evening, a major battle sometime thereafter (third session between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on October 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas).
“What we truly need to do, will be do it at Barclays on the sixteenth with an entire Verzuz (fight) associated with it. It’s not official, we’re still at this point on the [4th]. There is a major conversation going on among the executives. The IBF previously said OK as long as the warriors [agree]. The last Verzuz we did broke records… to have the option to carry that crowd to the Teofimo battle and pair them together and get over, since he’s from Brooklyn, it’s an extraordinary date. It’s one of the main dates that bodes well without driving it out excessively far.”
The proposed date falls inside the cutoff time set by the IBF on August 9, alongside Barclays Center—when a boxing hotbed however which has not facilitated a boxing occasion since the pandemic—accessible that evening.
Notwithstanding, it probably will not fly with something like one side of the advancement.
Two sources engaged with the occasion advise BoxingScene.com that another date change won’t be embraced, albeit not altogether precluded now in the conversation. Disappointment felt all around has left elaborate gatherings of the conviction that it is best served to push ahead with the affirmed date set up, at the danger of one more delay.
The battle was first affirmed to occur June 5 at loanDepot Park in Miami, before Triller moved back the occasion by two weeks to June 19. The move came whenever plans were reported for a June 6 PPV occasion beat by a Floyd Mayeather-Logan Paul presentation at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The June 19 show was rejected toward the beginning of battle week because of Lopez testing positive for Covid-19. The aftermath brought about the whole 12-battle show being dropped, and the statement of the occasion being moved to August 14.
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Lopez was ready for the date, just for Triller to then move the battle to September 11 and afterward again to a mid-October date in Kambosos’ country of Australia.
It was the last bit of trouble that will be tolerated for Lopez, whose lawyer effectively contended that the unbeaten hero ought not be liable to safeguarding his title in a nation where he is needed to isolation for two entire weeks upon passage. The fact of the matter was tended to by IBF president Daryl J. People groups, who pronounced that the battle should happen by no later than October 17 and “in an area and scene that doesn’t need quarantine.”
Triller then, at that point, returned with plans to introduce the occasion as a mid-week PPV card on October 5 at MSG’s Hulu Theater before formally changing the battle to October 4.
Lopez will battle interestingly since overcoming Vasyl Lomachenko in their three-belt unification conflict last October 17 at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. The accomplishment saw the reckless Brooklyn local proceed to be named 2020 Fighter of the Year, likewise coming ten months following a thrilling second-round knockout of Richard Commey in December 2019 to win the IBF lightweight title.
Kambosos was named compulsory challenger after a twelve-round prevail upon previous featherweight titlist Lee Selby last Halloween at Wembley’s SSE Arena in London.
With the two fighters being out of the ring for generally a similar measure of time, the assumption—excepting a radical change in discussion—is for the battle to either stay on the October 4 date or move to a court.