George Kambosos Jr. Reacts to Triller’s Massive Purse Bid: ’F**k the Money

Published 02/27/2021, 1:00 PM EST
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 31: George Kambosos Jr. celebrates at the end of his Leightweight bout with Rodynie Rafol during the Footy Show Fight Night at Allphones Arena on January 31, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)


IBF mandatory challenger, George Kambosos Jr., has given his reaction to Triller winning the purse bid for his upcoming championship bout. The undefeated Australian rubbished the talks of a big pay-day and explained the actual intentions behind fighting Teofimo Lopez.

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OXON HILL, MD – JULY 19: Teofimo Lopez walks to his corner after the seventh round of his lightweight IBF World Title Elimination fight against Masayoshi Nakatani (not pictured) at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on July 19, 2019 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Teofimo Lopez had to pick between fighting two different opponents in Devin Haney and Kambosos Jr. However, after the IBF called a purse bid, it is now certain he will take on the Australian in a lucrative fight.

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The fight between the two lightweights will be profitable to both since Triller won the bid with a whopping $6 million offer. However, ‘Ferocious’ has shut down the money talk. He spoke to FightHype.com on YouTube and gave his honest take.

“Excuse my French but, f**k the money. F**k the fame that comes with it. I got one mission, and that’s beating this guy and taking all his belts. I honestly do not care about the money,” said Kambosos.

This showed the Australian’s real motive for agreeing to the fight with Lopez. Moreover, it also revealed that money was never the reason for the two parties failing to agree on a fight deal. Triller’s bid hasn’t excited him, rather it has ensured that his fight against ‘The Takeover’ will go ahead. 

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George Kambosos Jr. explains why the money doesn’t matter to him

Boxing is one of the most lucrative sports in the world right now, as several boxers can pick and choose their fights to maximize their earning. Clearly, this is not the case for undefeated Kambosos Jr. So why is it not an issue for the Australian?

The Australian explained why he did not bother about the money. He said, “The money’s beautiful, it’s going to secure my family, I got two young kids, no worries. I’ve got good people. They’re going to make sure that the money’s invested properly. But, it’s not about the money.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 19: George Kambosos Jr (L) throws a left on Ray Perez during the lightweight fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

This comment showed ‘Ferocious’ is confident in his advisors and is not worried about his future. It may come as a surprise as Kambosos Jr. is not as big a star as Haney and Lopez. Therefore, it may raise a few eyebrows that he is not bothered by the money.

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However, it will also be a breath of fresh air for boxing fans as seeing a fighter admit they are not fighting for the money is always a good sign for the sport. Moreover, fans can view it as a sign of his dedication to concentrate on getting to the top before focusing on lucrative rewards. 

What do you make of the comments from George Kambosos Jr.? Do you think he can beat Teofimo Lopez?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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