George Kambosos Jr. Reacts to Gervonta Davis’ Win Over Mario Barrios: “All Guys Are Gonna Chase Me When I Get All the Belts”

Published 06/29/2021, 1:30 PM EDT


‘Ferocious’ George Kambosos Jr. is watching out for every top-tier name in the lightweight division. As he aims to become the unified  135 lbs champion in his next appearance, the 28-year-old has also reacted to this past week’s big fights, which showcased Gervonta Davis’ and Vasyl Lomachenko’s sensational stoppages.

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Kambosos Jr. has praised his fellow lightweight boxers for their recent wins. However, he didn’t hesitate to pose himself over all of them. While referring to the upcoming days, George Kambosos Jr. has envisioned himself to be the center of attraction amid all the big names.

In a chat with FightHype.com, the Australian boxer said, “He [Gervonta Davis] got him at the end. It was a good fight, close fight. Obviously, I was watching the Lomachenko-Nakatani fight, I was watching that fight as well. So, I was trying to have you know one eye on one and one eye on the other. Because all these guys are future opponents. All guys are gonna chase me when I get all the belts. I am the guy that’s getting all the belts.”

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If not for the unexpected derailments, Kambosos Jr. would have received his title shot against Teofimo Lopez by now. After a dominant run of 19-0, ‘Ferocious’ received a shot at four 135 belts against Lopez on June 5. However, the fight was rescheduled to June 19, before ‘Take Over’ contracted the coronavirus.

Nevertheless, Kambosos Jr. is still confident about bagging the win, whenever they meet inside the ring. Although Lopez looks favorable in the matchup to several fans, the Sydney native can rightly upset them.

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Can George Kambosos Jr. become the lightweight world champion?

Despite an undefeated run, Kambosos Jr. would be facing an absolute top-tier opponent for the first time. Teofimo Lopez has gone against the very best boxers and has beat them all. So, he might be a brutal reality-check to Kambosos Jr’s fairy tale tide. However, traditional fans would never write him off.

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Boasting of 10 KO wins 9 decision wins in his 19-fight career, the Australian puncher has shown his capability several times He can comfortably go to the distance or end the show in one shot. Furthermore, Lopez’s recent health conditions might play a pivotal role in the fight. While the lightweight champion is recovering from the deadly bug, Kambosos Jr. is honing himself to be better. Hence, we can see him land a shocking upset in the upcoming Triller main-event.

How do you see Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. happening?

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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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