Via Sean Jones: Lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr says that now that he holds the gold with his four titles, now top boxers like Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and Ryan Garcia have to get out of their “comfort zone”. ” to go to Australia to fight him.
Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) is rise above yourself by talking about future fights with Tank Davis and Ryan because he has 135 lb WBC champion Devin Haney in front of him for their undisputed clash on June 5 at Stadium Marvel in Melbourne, Australia.
Many boxing fans see Kambosos as a one-hit wonder, a boxer who took advantage of a severely injured and exhausted Teofimo Lopez last November.
Many predicted that the Kambosos would lose the match on June 5 to Haney and then be beaten by him for the second time in their contract rematch.
Once the Kambosos lost those two battles to Haney, his 15 minutes of fame would come to an end, and he would slowly be forgotten.
Like so many other one-hit wonders, Kambosos will continue to battle opponents who want to capitalize on his former world champion status, but it’s reasonable to assume he won’t win any more. another world title.
If Kambosos can’t beat Haney, he can forget about mixing with Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, Ryan Garcia, Vasyl Lomachenko, Shakur Stevenson, or even lightweight newcomer Jeremiah Nakathila.
There’s no reason for 28-year-old Kambosos Jr to look at other dishes when he still hasn’t cleared his plate before Haney (27-0, 15 KOs).
But Kambosos talking about games with Tanks, Ryan and Vasyl Lomachenko shows that the lucky win over Teofimo Lopez last November is completely on his mind, leading him to believe he will hold. “their beautiful belts.”
“That’s the fun part knowing that I will be the first“George Kambosos Jr said to Fighthype about what it will be like once he beats Devin Haney to become the undisputed champion at lightweight.
“Sure, I’m the top guy right now and just keep proving it instead of collecting all these belts, knowing you’ve got all the other big names but not all the accolades,” said Kambosos.
Kambosos is NOT the top at 135; No way. He’s what you call a belt holder. At the same time, Kambosos held many belts, but only because he was lucky enough to take down an injured Teofimo Lopez.
The top guy rated by the boxing public is the competition between Lomachenko and Tank Davis. If it were to come to a vote, the boxing public would pick Tank as #1, Lomachenko #2, and Kambosos #3.
“There are a lot of big battles and a lot of big battles here,” said Kambosos. “They say when you hold gold, you hold the keys, and that’s what this war is for. [Devin Haney].
“We hold the gold, and we can do it our way. As you keep holding on to gold, you can continue to deliver great battles here [Australia]. Ryan Garcia says he’s going to come and fight in Australia. Let’s hope so. He’s struggled to find gyms in the US, so it’s going to be tough for him to get here,” Kambosos said.
Again, once the Kambosos loses his title to Haney in their two bouts, he won’t have too many lightweight participants who will be willing to come to Australia to fight him.
Kambosos will probably still bring the likes of Nakathila, Miguel Berchelt, Isaac Cruz and Yuriorkis Gamboa to Australia to fight him, but not the top guys.
“Lomachenko, I knew he would come here no matter what,” Kambosos said. “If it weren’t for this fight, he would be here. Tank Davis, take a look. I heard he had some issues with the Mayweather ad agency with Tank and Floyd.
“He [Tank] You can start thinking to yourself, ‘Why can’t I have those big fights? Why can’t I get these opportunities? There are many interesting battles to be done.
“The plan is to continue defending at home. When you conquer, you want to protect, and that’s what I want to keep doing, bring them here.
“You have to remember that my last match in Australia was five years ago. It’s actually here in Melbourne. So I had to go back and forth to hell and back.
“So it’s time for them to get out of their comfort zoneand see how they deal with it. Easier said than done — with Haney too.
“’Yeah, I’ll get on a flight no problem. I will come here. ‘ But when you get here after a 20+ hour flight and you’re faced with things that are outside your comfort zone, a whole new environment, that’s where the fighter jet comes into play.
“Let’s see, we’ll see. The most important thing is that now I have a guy in front of me, and that’s Devin Haney, and that’s my whole focus,” Kambosos said.