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George Kambosos Jr. Faces Uphill Battle in Upcoming Fight Against Vasiliy Lomachenko

George Kambosos Jr.'s reign at the top of the lightweight division has come to an abrupt end. Following his surprising victory over Teofimo Lopez in 2021, Kambosos experienced a significant increase in his bank balance. Subsequently, with consecutive appearances against Devin Haney, Kambosos found himself in a position where he could afford to retire from the sport. However, these lucrative paydays came with their own set of challenges.



George Kambosos Jr.


In his recent fights, Kambosos struggled to maintain his dominance in the ring, often finding himself on the losing end of rounds. Despite this, he managed to secure a controversial win against Maxi Hughes, earning him a shot at the vacant IBF world title against Vasiliy Lomachenko.


With a record of 21-2, including 10 knockouts, Kambosos is well aware that he is considered the underdog in this upcoming bout. However, the Australian boxer remains unfazed, exuding confidence in his abilities. Despite the skepticism surrounding his chances, former boxer Paulie Malignaggi reiterated the doubts expressed by many in the boxing community.


"I think he probably barely wins a round or doesn't win a round in this fight either," Malignaggi commented during an interview with Pro Box TV.

If Kambosos fails to deliver in this crucial fight, it could be a humiliating defeat for him. Nevertheless, Malignaggi doesn't share the same sentiment, emphasizing the financial gains that Kambosos is likely to reap from this high-stakes match.


"I feel like he should retire after this fight," Malignaggi added. "He’s been able to set himself up financially in these fights. Credit to him for being able to maximize a win so well like he was able to in the Lopez fight."


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