Eddie Hearn wants to stage Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. on Dazn
By Sean Jones: Eddie Hearn reportedly wants to inherit the albatross fight between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr and stage the match on DAZN.
Triller has given up on staging the Teofimo-Kambosos Jr. fight after they were unable to get the match moved from October 4th to October 16th, as they were hoping.
The streaming giant Triller won the purse bid to stage the undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo’s title defense against his IBF mandatory Kambosos Jr. (19-0, 10 KOs) with a massive $6 million+ purse bid last Summer.
Will Hearn inherit the problem?
Now that Triller is giving up on staging the Teofimo – Kambosos fight, Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, the next highest bidder, will have the option of putting on the match. Hearn is willing on the IBF to give the word if the Teofimo vs. Kambosos Jr. flight comes to him next.
It’s a risky move on Hearn’s part to inherit the Teofimo fight, as it has not created a ton of interest from boxing fans. The hardcore fans have paid attention to the battle, mainly because of what a pure trainwreck it’s been for Triller to put this woeful fight together. It’s like Monkey’s paw story.
Hearn might think he’s getting a great gift by inheriting the Teofimo vs. Kambosos fight, but it’s likely to bring him nothing but misfortune in the end. He’d be wise to pass on this great gift and let Top Rank, the promoter for Teofimo, inherit this ‘white elephant’ of a fight.
Teofimo should have just let Top Rank promote the fight from the get-go to show it on regular ESPN rather than pushing it to the purse bid process.
Lopez should have vacated his IBF title
That ham-handed move by Teofimo has cost him a year of his career, as he’s been sitting waiting for the match to be put on by Triller. If Teofimo had vacated his IBF title, he could have avoided the Kambosos fight and moved on to bigger and better things.
Had Teofimo let Top Rank put the fight on, he could have gotten it out of the way and fought twice more during the last year, and he would have made a lot more money.
We’ll see what Hearn does with the Teofimo vs. Kambosos fight if he does inherit the thing. If he does, it’s hard to imagine it bringing in more than a minuscule amount of new subscribers to DAZN.
If you’re DAZN, do you give Hearn the green light to put on the Teofimo-Kambosos Jr. fight, or do you reject it, not wanting to be involved with this massive trainwreck?
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