UFC fan ‘very good’ George Kambosos Jr says he plans to train with Alexander Volkanovski

Unified lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr has made his presence felt since his incredible win over Teofimo Lopez Jr last month. He was in charge of Devin Haney vs. JoJo Diaz and Gervonta Davis vs. Isaac Cruz last weekend, and has appeared in the media.

The 28-year-old had to wait a long time only for the Lopez fight to happen with multiple postponements and eventual move from Triller to Matchroom Boxing/DAZN, but he is ultimately the latest Australian to become home world champion in the match. sports. In an interview with Ariel Helwani on Time MMA, Kambosos revealed his relationship with UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and that they will soon train together.

“I am a huge fan of the UFC. I love sports, I love combat sports. And me and Alex also have a good relationship,” said Kambosos Jr. say (through MMA Fighting). “He supported me, I supported him, and I said I would come back with all these belts – he is clearly the UFC featherweight king and I am the lightweight king, and we I will help each other. And how good would that be?

Kambosos Jr (20-0, 10 KOs) was a huge underdog against Lopez, but he scored an early kill in the round, survived being knocked out on the 10th round, and prevailed thanks decided to split to become the WBA, WBO and IBF lightweight champion in one of the biggest shuffles in recent boxing history. He also received a career high of just over $1.5 million.

George expanded a bit on the benefits of training with Volkanovski, and even teased that we might see him in MMA.

“We’ll sort that out when I get back and we’ll do a few things together, and like I said, let’s work on it,” said Kambosos Jr. “His hands are already super sharp, but a little more always helps. And he will improve my internal game and clinch game. And who knows, you might see my UFC debut in the near future. He’ll probably be boxing soon. You never know.”

It’s clear that in the meantime the Kambosos has important issues to deal with in boxing’s stacked lightweight division.

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Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: curtiscrabtree@24ssports.com.

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