Undefeated lightweight contender George Kambosos of Australia has promised to do damage when he faces WBA, IBF, WBC Franchise, WBO world champion Teofimo Lopez in their mandatory showdown.
Their fight will take place at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 4.
The bout was postponed several times.
It was initially scheduled for June 19, but later postponed when Lopez tested positive for COVID-19. A date of August 14 was also mentioned and later pushed back. The location of the contest was also switched a few times, before finally being finalized for New York City
According to Kambosos, the numerous postponements will force him to miss the birth of his third child.
But, a victory will make Kambosos the only current world champion in Australia.
He believes Lopez is showcasing a fake image in order to raise his profile with the boxing public.
“I’m going to beat this guy by any means necessary,” Kambosos said to the Sydney Morning Herald.
“It’s been a long time coming, and I don’t see any way he can beat me. They talk about certain aspects of his game, but my game is better all around.
“I don’t think he deserves to be a champion. He takes it for granted. He laps it up too much, wants to show off too much. He’s not a true champ and the fans see that; a lot of fans see his fakeness. He needs a big wake-up call, he needs to be humbled, and I’m coming to do that.”
Kambosos became the mandatory challenger last year, when he picked up a twelve round split decision win over former world champion Lee Selby.