As BoxingScene.com stated on Friday, the overseas Boxing Federation ordered IBF, WBC Franchise, WBO, WBA light-weight champion Teofimo Lopez to make a mandatory defense towards unbeaten George Kambosos.
Kambosos secured the shot ultimate 12 months with a twelve circular determination over former world champion Lee Selby.
And additionally last yr, Lopez became the man at one hundred thirty five-kilos with a profession-defining resolution win over Vasiliy Lomachenko.
the two aspects are already in discussions to have the fight take location in a huge venue in Australia before a sizable crowd of spectators.
“it be established from the IBF announcing that the battle now has to take place. it is decent, it places pressure on Lopez. I actually have earned my shot, and he has to fight me,” Kambosos talked about on Saturday after the governing body dominated that Lopez should battle Kambosos,” Kambosos told The Sydney Morning Herald.
”we now have been negotiating with Lopez supervisor and exact Rank seeing that I beat Lee Selby (in London closing October) … we are pushing for me and Lopez fighting for the entire belts and for it to be here in Australia, it truly is probably the most important element. I definitely want it. a lot of people do not want to fight Lopez. however this obligatory is respectable. I truly desire this battle, I really accept as true with i’ll win this combat.”
Kambosos expects the competition to take place within the following few months – and he feels their bout often is the “greatest battle ever” on Australian soil.
”we might seek it to take place likely April or may additionally. It should be the largest battle ever in Australian historical past I consider. there may be by no means been a unified champion with all the belts in Australia, and that i accept as true with i can become the primary and the most effective fighter in Australian heritage,” Kambosos observed.
”it is now not taking the rest faraway from our super fighters. i love the background of the sport, our former champions Jeff Fenech and Lionel Rose, all of the champions which have come through the ranks and helped me get to the position i am as a result of they led a street to fighting in this country.
”however this is able to be large, large. I have bought that vision, I could see myself in front of a packed-out enviornment with lots of individuals gazing me turn into the undisputed lightweight champion of the area with four belts around my waist.”