George Kambosos Jr. Promises Immediate Title Shot to Vasyl Lomachenko After Beating Teofimo Lopez

Published 09/20/2021, 10:03 AM EDT


George Kambosos Jr. isn’t willing to hold after his upcoming showdown against Teofimo Lopez for the lightweight world titles on October 4. ‘Ferocious’ envisions himself winning the bout and has promised to face Vasyl Lomachenko after overpowering Lopez.

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16-0 as a world champion, Lopez Jr. may not be an easy rival to crack. However, Kambosos Jr. believes he will do that and has already outlined his future plans. While Lomachenko has been demanding a rematch against Teofimo Lopez since their original clash in October 2020, ‘Take Over’ has shown no special interest in it.

Hence, he opted to stage his first title defense against George Kambosos Jr. Nevertheless, Australian boxer Kambosos Jr. has separate plans. Ahead of his world title fight ‘Ferocious’ connected with Fight Hype and shared his views on a Lopez vs Lomachenko fight, and his chances of facing Lomachenko.

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George Kambosos Jr. said, “He doesn’t want to fight Lomachenko. Everybody saw what happened in that fight. He knows himself that Lomachenko was not himself.”

“He knows he [Lomachenko] came in there with one arm. The thing is Andre Ward had the fight a draw against a guy with one arm. That just tells you what’s going on there.”

“There’s a lot of talk that Lomachenko wants the fight. But guess what, Loma? I will give you the shot. When I get these belts, I will fight the best of the best.” (H/T:-BoxingNews24)

After a successful run of 19-0, with 10 KOs included, Kambosos Jr. has received his first world title shot. On beating Lopez, he can attain sheer stardom and success that can take him into several potential blockbusters in the future. That said, Lomachenko appears to be on his radar already.

George Kambosos Jr. Teofimo Lopez and Vasyl Lomachenko – The Lightweight Trio

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After looking invincible for several years in the 135 lbs division, Lomachenko fell short before Teofimo Lopez last year. And while ‘LOMA’ performed admirably against Lopez, the 24-year-old boxer outclassed Lomachenko to snatch away the lightweight straps via unanimous decision. While Lomachenko denied the results and demanded a rematch, he is yet to be near the championship.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Vasiliy Lomachenko punches Teofimo Lopez Jr in their Lightweight World Title bout at MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

However, a KO win against Masayoshi Nakatani in June has resurrected the Ukrainian back to the top-tier slot. Hence, he can face the winner of Lopez vs Kambosos Jr. next. However, all of it depends on what happens this October 4 at the MSG Theatres in New York.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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