Canelo Alvarez Better Watch His Back... Teofimo Lopez and I Are Becoming Close

I just may have found myself a new boxing best friend... What is it with me and Spanish guys?... And we got ourselves a real fight again this weekend.

I say “again” because it’s been almost an embarrassment of riches for people who enjoy the sweet science going into year’s end, and it ain’t stopping right through New Years Day. 

But this weekend, in particular, we have the greatest 135 pounder alive, unified lightweight champ, Teofimo Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs), making a LOOOOOOOONG awaited defense of his IBF, WBA, WBO, and Ring Championship belts versus an undefeated challenger from Australia named George Kambosos Jr. (19-0, 10 KOs).

Teo has not fought since he upset Vasilly Lomachenko with a non-controversial unanimous decision in Vegas last October. Since then, a run of positive COVID tests and bad promotion (by Triller) has kept this fight postponed for what seems like forever. 

In swoops handsome Eddie Hearn, and now, Hearn's Matchroom (along with DAZN) not only got this train back on track, but they also got it running through NYC. 

Because of that, I had Teofimo and his abrasive dad in the office this week, and I couldn’t get them to leave. 

I attached an interview above and will drop the rest of his trip to HQ on social media leading up to the fight… Including me teaching a unified champ how to fight Southpaw…

Teofimo is a heavy favorite at (-910) on the Barstool Sportsbook, but I found a little value in Teo ending this thing in the first 6 rounds, so I’ll take Lopez with an early stoppage. 

Enjoy the fights and take a report. 


And here’s that schedule for the rest of the year (thanks to Dan Rafael)… 

December 4: Las Vegas (DAZN)

Devin Haney vs. Joseph Diaz Jr., 12 rounds, for Haney’s WBC lightweight title

Jessica McCaskill vs. Victoria Bustos, 10 rounds, for McCaskill’s WBC/WBO/IBF/WBA women’s welterweight title

Filip Hrgovic vs. Scott Alexander, 10 rounds, heavyweights

Montana Love vs. Carlos Diaz, 10 rounds, junior welterweights


December 5: Los Angeles (Showtime PPV)

Gervonta Davis vs. Isaac Cruz, 12 rounds, for Davis’ WBA “regular” lightweight title

Sebastian Fundora vs. Sergio Garcia, 12 rounds, WBC junior middleweight eliminator

Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs. Carlos Adames, 10 rounds, middleweights


December 11: Liverpool, England (DAZN)

Conor Benn vs. Chris Algieri, 10 rounds, welterweights

Katie Taylor vs. Firuza Sharipova, 10 rounds, for Taylor’s WBC/WBO/IBF/WBA women’s lightweight title


December 11: New York (ESPN/ESPN Deportes/ESPN+)

Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Richard Commey, 12 rounds, lightweights

Jared Anderson vs. Oleksandr Teslenko, 8 rounds, heavyweights


December 17: Montreal (ESPN+)

Artur Beterbiev vs. Marcus Browne, 12 rounds, for Beterbiev’s WBC/IBF light heavyweight title


December 18: Manchester, England (DAZN)

Joseph Parker vs. Derek Chisora, rematch, 12 rounds, heavyweights


December 18: San Antonio (DAZN)

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez vs. Yunieski Gonzalez, 12 rounds, WBA light heavyweight eliminator

Seneisa Estrada vs. Maria Santizo, 10 rounds, for Estrada’s WBA strawweight title


December 18: Tampa, FL (Showtime PPV)

Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury, 8 rounds, cruiserweights

Amanda Serrano vs. Miriam Gutierrez, 10 rounds, female lightweights

Deron Williams vs. Frank Gore, 4 rounds, heavyweights


December 29: Saitama, Japan (DAZN)

Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Ryota Murata, 12 rounds, IBF/WBA middleweight unification


January 1: Hollywood, FL (Fox Sports PPV)   -- ALL HEAVIES --

Luis Ortiz vs. Charles Martin, 12 rounds, IBF heavyweight eliminator

Frank Sanchez vs. Carlos Negron, 10 rounds, heavyweights

Jonnie Rice vs. Michael Coffie, rematch, 10 rounds, heavyweights

Gerald Washington vs. Ali Eren Demirezen, 10 rounds, heavyweights

Viktor Faust vs. Iago Kiladze, 10 rounds, heavyweights