Teofimo Lopez hit the scales on Friday for his long-awaited mandatory lightweight battle with George Kambosos to alarm bells ringing in New York City.
Lopez got announced at bang on the 135-pound limit for his undisputed clash at a ‘weight ceremony’ for the cameras.
However, boxing fans announced their confusion that ‘The Takeover’ didn’t weigh for the battle in public. No supervisors were on hand, and Lopez was wearing trainers and tracksuit bottoms.
This turn of events brought about some bewilderment.
The fact of the matter, when spelled out, is that Lopez and Kambosos both weighed in before hitting the stage at a private event. They then participated in what got announced when the promoter posed for photographs with the fighters.
Kambosos, for his part, was well under the limit as the not unusual happening got branded ‘faked’ on social media.
That wasn’t the end of the concern, though. Many fans aired that they believed Lopez struggled severely at the weight and was far too gaunt to be at total capacity on fight night.
Time will tell. But this might be his last fight at 135 pounds – win or lose.
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