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Kambosos Eager for Lomachenko Face-off Next

George Kambosos Jr. went through a challenging 12-month period, soaring to great heights with his surprising victory over Teofimo Lopez, only to plummet with consecutive losses to Devin Haney. Kambosos needed some time to recharge and return with greater strength, speed, and skill than ever. Although the Australian boxer did make a comeback, his latest performance didn't confirm that he had significantly improved.

George Kambosos Jr. (Left) in the ring with Maxi Hughes (Right)
George Kambosos Jr. (Left) in the ring with Maxi Hughes (Right)

In a recent bout at the Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the former unified champion narrowly escaped a contentious win against Maxi Hughes. Despite the audience's disapproval, Kambosos maintains that he dominated the match. Now back in the winner's circle at 30, he is already considering his next opponent.

"We'll take on Lomachenko next," Kambosos announced to reporters. "That's the match."

Lomachenko (Left) in the ring.
Lomachenko (Left) in the ring.

A match with Kambosos could be an opportunity that Vasiliy Lomachenko might seize, although it isn't as attractive as it once was. Following his victory over Lopez in 2021, Kambosos suggested his first defense would be against Lomachenko. However, Lomachenko declined to partake and instead chose to stay in his homeland to assist during the ongoing Russian invasion. Defeating Kambosos now won't earn Lomachenko a world title, but it might help him shake off the questionable decision loss to Haney a few months prior.

At a certain point, the 30-year-old Australian seriously considered whether to continue his career. Having secured nearly every major world title at 135 pounds and earned a significant amount of money, Kambosos had effectively made it. However, achieving all of his in-ring goals seemed to leave him feeling uninspired and lacking motivation.

Yet, if a match against Lomachenko materializes, Kambosos believes it could be the exact catalyst he needs to reignite his drive.

"That's a significant bout that can really motivate you," Kambosos remarked.

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