On Oscar De La Hoya’s Demand, George Kambosos Jr. Accepts William Zepeda Fight But Has One Condition

Published 11/19/2023, 6:39 AM EST

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In the dynamic world of boxing, where fighters are constantly seeking their next challenge, Oscar De La Hoya‘s recent proposal for a showdown between rising stars William Zepeda and George Kambosos Jr. has sparked a wave of anticipation. Kambosos, the Australian bruiser with the current world IBO lightweight championship, responded in a way only fitting for the boxing arena – with confidence and a hint of intrigue.

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Furthermore, acknowledging De La Hoya’s interest, Kambosos Jr. conveyed his respect, addressing the legendary figure as a “legend.” The Australian boxer, already on the verge of a mega-fight with a heavyweight name, spared a moment to appreciate the Mexican warrior, William Zepeda. The WBA continental American title holder, Zepeda embodies the spirit of a true fighter. However, Kambosos has a condition that ‘The Golden Boy’ might simply not be able to refuse.

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In a sport where words can be as sharp as jabs, Kambosos Jr. laid out his plans with a clarity that echoes through the boxing world. “I’m already lined up with a mega fight, a much bigger name than Zepeda,” he asserted. However, the intriguing twist lies in his acknowledgment of Zepeda’s qualities, labeling him a “Mexican warrior” who “comes to fight not run.”

The narrative takes an exciting turn as Kambosos Jr. hints at a potential future clash. “I’m going to handle business, pick up another World title, then let’s talk,” he declared, leaving fans on the edge of their seats. His words, reflective of a confident and focused mindset, create an engaging story for fans. However, the allure of a “mega fight” looms large, and the mention of a “much bigger name” builds suspense, keeping enthusiasts hooked on the narrative.

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Kambosos mystery opponent revealed

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The boxing world is buzzing with controversy following George Kambosos Jr.’s contentious victory over Maxi Hughes, a win that positions him for a significant challenge. Amid the debates, boxing authority Lou DiBella confirms a potential showdown between former champions Kambosos Jr. and Vasily Lomachenko in Australia early next year.

Kambosos Jr., the highest-ranked IBF contender, could vie for the title if it becomes available. Despite criticism over his recent win against Hughes, Kambosos Jr.’s Top Rank signing opens the door for the anticipated bout with the former three-division world champion Lomachenko. With current champion Devin Haney moving up to 140, the IBF’s decision to potentially put the lightweight title on the line adds further intrigue, urging Haney to decide on defending his title in the 135-lb division.

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As the boxing world eagerly awaits Kambosos Jr.’s next move, De La Hoya’s proposal has injected fresh energy into the sport. 

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