‘It was an easy fight’

TEOFIMO LOPEZ SR slammed George Kambosos Jr’s win over his son and said they would skip a rematch to switch to Josh Taylor’s team.

Lopez dethroned from WBA, IBF, WBO and WBC and WBC ‘Franchise’ lightweight belts united by Australian underclass hero Kambosos.

Teofimo Lopez beaten by George Kambosos Jr


Teofimo Lopez beaten by George Kambosos JrCredit: Getty
Undisputed ultralightweight champion Josh Taylor


Undisputed ultralightweight champion Josh TaylorCredit: Newspaper Group News

But his angry father refused to accept defeat and claimed that they did not lose a round.

Lopez Sr said Second: “It was an easy fight for him. He won every round. For me, he won every round.

“You can give Kambosos two innings, three innings, even four innings, but what happened to us was horrible.”

Kambosos, 28, knocked out Lopez, 24, in the first round and even picked himself up in the tenth. before securing a nasty win.

According to CompuBox statistics, the travel challenger has taken more shots, with 182 compared to the champion’s 176.

Kambsos is also connected to more power punches with 155 punches as opposed to Lopez’s 115.


The American was more accurate with 31.2% of his shots on target, of which Kambosos scored 24.6%.

Lopez has no rematch clause in the mandatory title defense and his father has confirmed they will not be pursuing a second fight.

They will instead move to the 140lb ultralight division, where Taylor of Scotland, 30, reign as an undisputed champion.

Lopez Sr said: “There is no rematch, man. My mistake was leaving my son at 135 for too long because in this game you have to knock everyone out.

“If you don’t take everyone down, here’s what happens. It was a total heist, we commanded the fight from the start, fiercely, taking all those points.

It was not an easy fight for him. He won every round. For me, he won every round.

“Everybody in the world knows what happened, everyone says he won 9-3, 10-2, the whole arena saw it and it was disgusting.

“I can’t believe what they just did to us. But you know what, they just dirty us.

“We’re going to go up to 140, play in February, and then play Josh Taylor in the spring. We will still do what we said we would.

“This doesn’t change anything. I don’t believe in decisions just because they can be harmed in the same way they harmed us at the Olympics.

“Everything can be bought, that’s why I teach my son. ‘You have to get them out.” If you don’t take them out, they might do something to us. ”

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