“That Was 15-20%” – George Kambosos Jr Reveals Why He Was Not at His Best for the Teofimo Lopez Fight

Published 01/12/2022, 7:32 AM 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)


George Kambosos Jr. is on cloud nine right now. Less than two months ago, not many people knew who he was. However, ‘Ferocious’ turned the boxing world on its head by taking out one of the hardest hitters of the lightweight division to become the most wanted man at 135.

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Now the proud Australian boxer walks around flaunting his shiny new belts, hungry for more challenges. In an interview with Fox Sports Australia, Kambosos Jr. spoke about why he was not at his best against Teofimo Lopez. He said, “Look, I’m very stubborn. When I get something, I wanna hold on to that forever.”

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“So, I know in that fight, people say, ‘Wow can Kambosos get even better than that?’ Yes because that was 15-20%. There are things there that I saw where, you know, I could have done better. I could have put him away in certain points of the fight. Even though I haven’t watched the fight yet, I’m still to watch the fight. I will work about it soon, I will get the night pad out, and I’ll keep learning, I’m a student of this game.”

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“If you think that you’ve achieved something and that you can’t get any better and you become too big for your own shoes, that’s when you’re gonna fall over, and that’s not me,” Kambosos said.

‘Ferocious’, who can’t wait to get back in the ring in 2022 to defend his titles for the very first time, has given fans an expected date for his return to the ring.

George Kambosos Jr. eyes a return to the ring in May in Australia

The unified lightweight champion of the world is ready to make his first title defense on his own turf. Being the champion comes with its own set of privileges. One of those privileges, in Kambosos’ case, is achieving his dream of fighting as the champion in front of his home crowd in Australia.

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In the same interview, Kambosos revealed that his next fight will be in May this year in a stadium in Sydney or Melbourne. According to ‘Ferocious’, this will be the biggest fight in Australian history.

As far as his opponent is concerned, the lightweight champion has revealed no details as to who he will fight. The lightweight division is full of superstars and former champions, so Kambosos has a lot to choose from.

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Who do you think George Kambosos Jr. should fight next? Will he be able to defend his title against any of the superstars in the lightweight division? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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