Unified lightweight champion Teófimo López (16-0, 12 KOs) will finally make his maiden title defence of his WBA, IBF, WBO, and The Ring belts against George Kambosos Jr (19-0, 10 KOs) at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, November 27 – live worldwide and exclusively on DAZN.
This is Lopez’s first fight since upsetting former champion and pound-for-pound great Vasiliy Lomachenko in October 2020 by unanimous decision and taking with him the prized straps and unified crown.
Kambosos comes into the fight as the mandatory IBF challenger, also boasting a perfect record and coming off the back of a split decision win against former IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby.
“We’re thrilled to add this incredible lightweight clash to our fall fight schedule to close out a busy 2021,” said Joseph Markowski, DAZN EVP.
“López is a superstar in the sport of boxing and I’m sure will treat DAZN subscribers worldwide with a magnificent performance on the night. Kambosos is a tough competitor and a real test for the champion.
"This is one of the hottest divisions of the sport and both men will undoubtedly leave it all in the ring on November 27 and give fight fans globally a night to remember.”
“I am delighted to be bringing Lopez vs. Kambosos to DAZN and Madison Square Garden,” said Matchroom Sport chairman Eddie Hearn.
“This rivalry has been cooking for a long time and now we finally get to see them put it to bed in the Big Apple. Teofimo is one of the big young stars in the sport but George is a hungry proud Aussie who knows that this is the chance to put his name amongst the elite of the game.
The lightweight division will catch fire once again at the end of 2021 with Devin Haney set to defend his WBC crown in December on DAZN after Teofimo and George tangle; the winter schedule on DAZN is unrivalled and this fight is one of the best out there at the end of this year.”
Undercard information will be announced shortly.
Other major matchups this fall on DAZN include:
- Friday, November 05: Matteo Signani vs. Ruben Diaz – live worldwide on DAZN
- Saturday, November 13: Jaime Munguia vs Gabriel Rosado – live worldwide on DAZN, excluding Mexico
- Saturday, November 13: Kid Galahad vs. Kiko Martinez – live worldwide on DAZN, excluding Australia & New Zealand
- Saturday, November 19: Demetrius Andrade vs Jason Quigley – live worldwide on DAZN
- Saturday, November 27: Teófimo López v George Kambosos Jr – live worldwide on DAZN
- Saturday, December 18: Joseph Parker vs Derek Chisora – live worldwide on DAZN, excluding New Zealand & Samoa