Via Allan Fox: Undisputed lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr insists he will be a BIG name for the first of his four belts and that he is not interested in any upgraded opponents.
Many boxing fans believe 28-year-old Australian Kambosos won the lottery by defeating heavyweight and skinny Teofimo Lopez in a decisive 12-round bout last Saturday night, May 27. 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The undefeated Kambosos, one of the most confident boxers in the sport, feels that his victory over Teofimo was not a stroke of luck and that he could do the same against any underweight. top in the league, and he intends to prove it.
Fame can be fleeting for Kambosos
We’ll soon find out if Kambosos can back up his bold talk when it comes to him and promoter Lou DiBella picking out his next opponent.
Kambosos says he’ll be on a “reconnaissance mission” this weekend when he attends Devin Haney vs. Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz Jr. and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz to be able to choose the most impressive winner is his next opponent.
Some fans believe that the good reason for Kambosos to attend those two matches was to have cameras on him, seen by millions of boxing fans at home, and drink in all worship services from the fans.
If that’s the real reason the Kambosos attended the Haney-Diaz vs Tank-Cruz match, you can’t turn down your famous 15-minute man.
Suppose the Kambosos will go down in history as another example of a one-hit-wonder, you can’t blame him for milking every second of the attention he got as the undisputed lightweight champion before he beat one of the top dogs and brought skating back to life. obscured since he arrived.
Kambosos wants a big name rival
George says he’s not interested in taking down opponents, but it’s hard to believe he wouldn’t do exactly that.
When looking at Kambosos’ performance in his last three games against Teofimo, Lee Selby and Mickey Bey, he could be underwhelmed if he chooses to face Gervonta ‘The Tank’ Davis or Vasily Lomachenko.
This writer doubts Kambosos will choose Tank or Lomachenko as that is supposed to be a disaster for him. Kambosos’ Harvard-trained promoter Lou DiBella is sharp enough to know the end result for him if he provokes Gervonta or Lomachenko.
The most likely Kambosos to pick for his next bout is WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney, as he is not a puncher, and he was beaten by his eventual opponent Jorge. Linares exposed.
The amount Kambosos will make fighting Haney probably won’t equal what he gets against Tank Davis, but at least it’s a winnable fight.
This writer doesn’t see Kambosos beat Haney, but he will stand a chance, however, if he claims the competition in Australia.
“It was a good fight; I can be there too. Isaac Cruz may not be used to that moment, but he’s a Pitbull, he’s small, but he can fight and he’ll come,” Kambosos told Fighthype on Gervonta Davis’ opponents for this Sunday night.
“There will be a defense returning home before 80,000 people, but it will be against the big names,‘ said Kambosos. “I am not here to fight; I feel great, I feel fresh. I’m not here for the makeover fights, because that sucks.
“There will be a decision soon,” Kambosos said during the next game. “When all these battles are over, I will have a very solid person in mind. There will be a huge announcement. The next step is to fight in a stadium match in Australia. I could go to 40, maybe longer.
“No, he’s fully prepared,” Kambosos said when asked if Teofimo Lopez wasn’t at his best for their game last weekend.
“He has nine or ten months to prepare for the fight regardless of Covid and anything else.
“And he had nine or ten months to lift weights, and he did weightlifting. He was prepared, but he was not prepared for what I brought and the fight with my dog and warrior,” Kambosos said.
George looks forward to becoming the weaker one again
If Kambosos goes up against Lomachenko, Tank Davis, Devin Haney, or even Ryan Garcia, he will likely be the underdog. There’s nothing wrong with that.
Kambosos shouldn’t be upset about being seen as the underdog because it’s not personal.
Bettors will evaluate Kambosos’ talent and conclude that he is not good enough to beat those boxers.
Yes, Kambosos was annoying Teofimo, but that boxer is sick with COVID-19, has been out of work for 13 months, and looks noticeably thinner.
If the injury reports are accurate, Teofimo was up against it when fighting the Kambosos and would be in a tough spot against almost any of the top 10 contenders. The game plan Teofimo’s trainer came up with was a stupid one, especially for a boxer about to get sick with COVID.
“Any other light weight hit by their bullets will be damaged, but I’m made of steel. Again, he said it. I’m a different breed, and these belts will make me even hungrier.
“I’m under his skin, I’m deep into his head, and that’s what I’ve been doing for so many years. They thought they could take me down with the power he had there.
“Lomachenko fought that he [Teofimo] had a lot of success in Commey’s knockout. They thought they were going to take me out but few know that, I am made of steel,” said Kambosos.
“Perhaps in the next fight, I will be the underdog again. I thrive as the weaker; I love it,” said Kambosos.
“Keep on winning and keep showing my greatness. No disrespect Kostya Tszyu; He was not born in Australia. I was born in Australia. I passed the Australian ranks. I am the greatest boxer in Australian history. I know where I stand. No one has ever done what I did
“Style makes the fight. No one believes what I will do [Teofimo] Lopez and that I was going to put him in his ** in the first round, and no one believed that I would beat him.
‘Why protect our zero?’ – Kambosos
The reason people fight for their zero is that they can make more money with an undefeated track record, so many promoters tend to mislead the weak opponents of their monopoly because they don’t want to mess with their revenue stream.
Not all stimulants match their fish’s weak objections, but unfortunately, it’s widespread.
Even superstars choose to defend their record by only fighting those they know they can beat.
For example, look at Canelo Alvarez. Instead of facing guys who could give him a tough fight and possibly beat him like David Benavidez, Artur Beterbiev, Jermall Charlo or Demetrius Andrade, you’ve seen him fight Billy Joe Saunders , Caleb Plant, Avni Yildirim and Rocky Fielding.
In boxing, you’re not forced to compete with the best to make a lot of money the way you would if you were playing in the NFL or NBA.
“It will be a war. I feel great at 135, and there is a lot of unfinished business at 135,” Kambosos said during his next game.
“If one of these guys, Lomachenko, has lost twice, and Lopez has lost his first. One of these guys is going to lose this weekend. What’s to say I’m not fighting one of these guys to give them a shot if they look good?
“Why do we have to protect our zero? Why is every warrior afraid to take risks? I took risk after risk and put my life first. Because I’m afraid what is my zero? No, because I care about my legacy. If I chase greatness, so be it.
“We have to get rid of this zero. I’m 20-0 and undefeated, but we really have to get out of this zero because you’ll see more battles. Look at Haglers, Hearns, Durans and Sugar Ray Leonard. All these legends, they fought and fought and fought. Why can’t we do this,” said Kambosos.
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