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Teofimo Lopez has been told he’s “lucky not to be dead” by a doctor after his medical reports revealed he fought George Kambosos Jr with extensive air in his chest. The Brooklyn star lost his undisputed lightweight world titles last Saturday night in a rollercoaster clash with George Kambosos Jr after several cancellations due to COVID-19.
After Matchroom Boxing won the purse bids to stage the bout, Eddie Hearn was lucky enough to stage a serious fight of the year contender.
Lopez was surprisingly dropped in the first round before he fought back and floored the Aussie in the 10th.
But Kambosos battled back to win the last two rounds and edge a narrow split decision victory on the scorecards.
Yet it has now been revealed following Lopez’s post-fight examinations that ‘The Takeover’ should not have been deemed fit to fight.
Per ESPN, Lopez was diagnosed with “pneumomediastinum” with “extensive air in the retropharyngeal space” by emergency room doctors at Bellevue Hospital after the fight.
“He’s lucky he’s not dead,” said Dr. Peter Constantino, executive director of the New York Head and Neck Institute. “I mean, really lucky.”
Dr Peter Constantino, executive director of the New York Head and Neck Institute, reluctantly admitted Lopez was lucky not to be dead.
“He’s lucky he’s not dead,” he said. “I mean, really lucky.”
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