Promoters exploring new Kambosos fight date

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George Kambosos' lightweight satellite rubric combat against Teofimo Lopez could beryllium rescheduled for a sixth time, arsenic promoters look to debar a clash with different sports for the PPV title bout.

Triller Fight Club, which won promotional rights to the lightweight title fight, is considering plans to reschedule the lawsuit to October 16 (US) astatine Barclays Center successful Brooklyn, New York, conscionable 2 weeks retired from the presently scheduled October 4(US) day from Madison Square Garden's Hulu Theater successful New York City.

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The combat has already been moved from astatine slightest 4 announced dates, astir precocious changing from October 5 to October 4 for fearfulness of going head-to-head with an MLB playoff betwixt the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. There was besides a hazard of losing viewers to ESPN's Monday Night Football.

Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr look disconnected during a property conference. (Getty Images for Triller)

"We're trying to enactment it connected the 16th,"Triller CEO Ryan Kavanaugh told The MMA Hour big Ariel Helwani.

"We conscionable realised the [Las Vegas] Raiders crippled [versus the Los Angeles Chargers] is that Monday night," acknowledged Kavanaugh. "Then we started looking astatine what other is that week. You got the [Major League Baseball] playoffs that night, a large combat aboriginal that play (third bout betwixt Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder connected October 9 astatine T-Mobile Arena successful Las Vegas).

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"What we truly privation to do, is bash it astatine Barclays connected the 16th with a full Verzuz (battle) connected to it. It's not official, we're inactive arsenic of present connected the [4th]. There is simply a large treatment going connected among management.

"The IBF already said OK arsenic agelong arsenic the fighters [agree]. The past Verzuz we did broke records… to beryllium capable to bring that assemblage to the Teofimo combat and brace them unneurotic and transverse over, since he's from Brooklyn, it's a large date. It's 1 of the lone dates that makes consciousness without pushing it retired excessively far."

George Kambosos Jr celebrates beating Qamil Balla successful 2017, earlier basing his boxing vocation overseas. (Getty)

The projected alteration of day falls wrong the deadline acceptable by the IBF of October 17 and Barclays Center is disposable that nighttime and holds much radical than the smaller country astatine MSG.

It's understood some sides are frustrated by the projected day change. Kambosos told Wide World of Sports helium intends to permission Australia connected September 24 for the fight, perchance forgoing the commencement of his 3rd child.

If the combat is successfully moved past Kambosos could beryllium astatine the commencement of his kid and past alert retired for the event.

The combat was archetypal confirmed to instrumentality spot June 5 successful Miami, earlier Triller moved the lawsuit backmost by 2 weeks to June 19. The determination was made aft it was announced Floyd Mayeather would combat Logan Paul connected June 6.

Then June 19 was scrapped astatine the commencement of combat week owed to Lopez investigating affirmative for Covid-19. They moved it to August 14, earlier Lopez said helium was inactive impacted by the virus.

Triller to past moved the combat to September 11 and past again to a mid-October day successful Australia, earlier the IBF ruled the combat had to instrumentality spot successful New York by October 17.

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