Teofimo Lopez weighed in at a very drained-looking 135 pounds on Friday for his title defense of his IBF, WBA, WBC Franchise, and WBO lightweight titles against a motivated upset-minded George Kambosos Jr. this Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Kambosos (19-0, 10 KOs) looked a lot better in coming in at 134.4 lbs and appeared to be not far from his fighting weight for Saturday.
This will probably be the last time Teofimo will be defending his lightweight titles because he announced on Thursday that he’s vacating his belts and moving up to 140.
During the staredown, Teofimo (16-0, 12 KOs) appeared ill-looking and lifeless, lacking the energy that we usually see from him. In contrast, Kambosos looked powerful, nervous, and ready to fight, It’ll be interesting to see if Teofimo is back to full strength by Saturday night after he rehydrates tonight. He’s already admitted that he has an injury that he’ll be fighting with, and we don’t know what that’s about.
“This is going to be an interesting fight. If this fight goes past five, six rounds, it’s going to be really interesting, and it’s going to be very, very dangerous for Kambosos early in this fight,” said Eddie Hearn to Boxing Social on the Teofimo vs. Kambosos fight.
George Kambosos Jr. is already mapping out an undisputed clash with WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney. Should he unseat IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO 135-lb champion Teofimo Lopez this Saturday night.