Teofimo Lopez has signed a contract allowing his lightweight title fight vs. George Kambosos to move from Oct. 4 at Hulu Theater at MSG, to Oct. 16 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Ryan Kavanaugh and Teofimo Lopez Sr. told @MikeCoppinger.
Kambosos has yet to agree to the change.
The heavyweight division is red hot, with two big title fights on tap - Anthony Joshua-Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder - and a deep well of contenders and prospects. Broke down the heavyweight landscape and all its players for @espn
Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos for the lightweight championship remains set for Oct. 4 at Hulu Theater at MSG and tickets are on sale. Triller seeks to move the fight to Oct. 16 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but needs sign-off from both boxers. Lopez not interested in moving
Eddie Hearn tells ESPN he plans to stage Michel Soro-Israil Madrimov in November in the U.S., France or Uzbekistan on DAZN. Matchroom won the rights to the WBA 154-pound title eliminator today with a bid of $245K. Tremendous fight.
Sources: Jamal James will fight Radzhab Butaev in a welterweight bout on Oct. 30 in Las Vegas at Virgin Hotels in a PBC on Showtime main event. Top welterweight prospect Jaron "Boots" Ennis meets Thomas Dulorme in the co-feature.
Caleb Plant’s manager, Luis DeCubas Jr., tells ESPN that Plant’s cut is minor and he’s sparring Thursday. “No punches landed in the scuffle; Caleb’s glasses scratched his face which caused a slight scratch. No stitches, no butterflies, no nothing. … He’s good to go.”