Unbeaten Aussie boxer George Kambosos Jnr (19-, 10 KOs) is officially receiving his world title combat.
The IBF has requested light-weight champion Teofimo Lopez Jnr (16-, twelve KOs) to defend his belt from range one contender and obligatory challenger Kambosos.
Lopez is one of Prime Rank boss Bob Arum’s biggest stars, becoming the true champion soon after a twelve-spherical unanimous selection over Vasiliy Lmonachenko in Oct.
Watch Boxing Reside & On-Demand on Kayo. Picked global fights, traditional bouts and extra. New to Kayo? Get your totally free trial now & begin streaming instantly >
Kambosos attained his shot at the title with a controversial split selection over Lee Selby in the Uk in November, with the two overseas judges conveniently naming Kambosos the winner, but the British choose unusually supplying the combat to Selby.
“IBF Lightweight Champion Teofimo Lopez received the Title on December fourteen, 2019. His obligatory defence was due on or prior to September fourteen, 2020. The foremost available range one contender is George Kambosos Jr.,” a statement acquired by BoxingScene go through.
“Negotiations should begin straight away and be concluded by February six, 2021.
“If you are unable to come to an agreement for this bout inside of 30 days, the IBF will simply call for a purse bid.”
Get all the newest boxing information, highlights and examination shipped straight to your inbox with Fox Athletics Sportmail. Indication up now!
BoxingScene also claimed there experienced been plans for a combat this autumn, quite possibly in April in either Melbourne or Sydney, as it is thought the Greek-Australian would attract a large group.
“Tentative plans named for a springtime (autumn in southern hemisphere) clash in Australia, to air on an ESPN platform,” the report go through.
“However, financial phrases have not been agreed on, regardless of false reviews of either facet being presented a contract for such a contest.”