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Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr to be made official on April 16

Triller has a press conference set for Friday afternoon.

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Vasiliy Lomachenko v Teofimo Lopez Jr Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images

The planned fight between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr will be officially announced this Friday, April 16, with Triller Fight Club streaming a live press conference on FITE TV one day ahead of Jake Paul vs Ben Askren.

If you want to watch the presser on Friday, you can stream it here for free at 1 pm ET.

Lopez (16-0, 12 KO) will be defending his WBA, IBF, and WBO lightweight titles — plus his WBC franchise belt, I guess, whatever — against IBF mandatory Kambosos (19-0, 10 KO). It’s been expected that the fight will be held June 5 in Miami.

The 27-year-old Kambosos is a big underdog, but is coming in confident that he can surprise, well, basically everyone. Lopez, 23, is one of the hottest names in the sport coming off of his win last October against Vasiliy Lomachenko.

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We also know that 58-year-old legend Evander Holyfield will be “in action,” facing 47-year-old Kevin McBride in an exhibition bout on the show. Holyfield has been trying to secure a “third fight” with Mike Tyson — it would also be an exhibition — but it isn’t coming together right now.

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