This saga really is the gift that keeps on giving for content-hungry writers.
Late last week, Teofimo Lopez signed off on Triller’s plan to move his mandatory title fight with George Kambosos Jr. from October 4th at Hulu Theater to October 16th at Barclays Center. Two days later, FITE TV officially listed the date as the 16th, while Madison Square Garden pulled the event from its schedule. It seems they may have jumped the gun, however, as Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix reports that Kambosos “is pushing for a six-figure increase in his purse” in return for agreeing to the move.
To make things extra funny, Kambosos (19-0, 10 KO) is managed by former Triller exec Peter Kahn.
At the risk of tarnishing my well-documented reputation for objectivity, good for Kambosos. He’s had to watch date after date fall through through not fault of his own, and when the end of this debacle was finally in sight, he got jerked around one last time. Add in the mandatory quarantine he faces before coming back to Australia and you’ve got some very justified grievances.
We’ll keep you posted as this trainwreck marches inexorably towards some sort of conclusion.