Kambosos: I am coming for the big names

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA, WBO, IBF, WBC franchise lightweight champion Greorge “Ferocious” Kambosos says he will be making the first defense of the undisputed 135-pound championship in Australia against one of the best credentialed in that division. The list includes Vasiliy Lomachenko, Devin Haney, Gervonta Davis, and Ryan García.

“My whole career has been the hard road,” Kambosos told Fox Sports. “There hasn’t been an easy options for me. I have always had to grind. I wouldn’t be real or true to myself if I said I was coming for a defense and had an easy fight and you are going to see three rounds. What for? I am coming for the big names.

“We are in negotiations with everybody. I love the Haney fight. I like the Lomanchenko fight. Tank Davis as well. Ryan García is a huge name but I want to see him back in the ring as well. I want to make sure they will come to Australia and travel ‘Down Under.’ I know for a fact that Lomachenko and Devin Haney will. That is a big plus straight away.“

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    • Those would be fun to watch no doubt scoob. I gotta say this fellow sure isn’t looking to take the title and go the soft touch route. Hard not to like him eh.

    • Scooby Tank not fighting nobody in the top 10 I luv how George don’t want a tune up fight at home he’s not playing with these guys impressive to me

  • HANEY IS THE FIGHT AND THE ONLY FIGHT PERIOD… KAMBOSOS KNOWS THAT SHOULD BE HIS NEXT FIGHT AND THAT FIGHT ONLY… STOP WITH THIS BULLSHIT HE WANTS TO FIGHT THE BIG NAMES… ALREADY BEFORE HE EVEN DEFENDS HIS TITLES HE’S ALREADY STARTING THIS BIG NAME BULLSHIT… KAMBOSOS NEEDS TO CLEAR UP THE LIGHT WEIGHT DIVISION AND WIN THE WBC TITLE WHICH HE HAS NOT WON… UNLESS HE FIGHTS HANEY HE WILL NEVER BE UNDISPUTED LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMP NEVER!!!!

    • Why should he have to abide by the rules of these sleazy organizations to get their meaningless titles? Just make good fights and the money will be there.

  • I think most likely he ends up fighting either Haney or Lomachenko in Australia. Either one is just fine for me.

  • Kamboso might do well against Haney, not sure about the outcome, but Lomachenko for sure school him.Garcia and Gervonta won’t go to Australia. Kamboso and his team should be careful, because they have on hands something very difficult to achieve. I wouldn’t go for the big names yet, but rather a very credible opponent, being IMO Isaac Cruz the selection

    • I say just go for it! He’s 28, in his physical prime. Let’s go for the best fighters. I like Cruz, but I think he needs at least to get a win before he gets to fight for all of those titles.

  • This is like x-mas. Every fight would be something to dearly look forward to.
    Kambosos vs Tank Davis first. Two interesting powerful personalities. I think the one with most mental power would take it, therefore I´m leaning to Kambosos, but you never know, lots of power in Tank Davis fists.

  • Relax. Its the money. When he says “hard road”, he hasn’t had the huge payday. He’s cashing out. He’s tough and has some ability, but I think all those names beat him. If Teo kept his hands up and boxed instead of walking in winging shots, he wins that fight, hands down. It will be Loma, IMO.

  • I like kamboso, he demonstrates toughness and good sportsmanship . This sport is brutal and unforgiving especially when it comes to the politics, he should be careful what he wishes and treat it more like a business and make a little bit of money while he has the belts. A loss to a heavyweight fighter will not have a big affect as much as lower weight fighters, if George loses to those big names he mentioned, he will have a tough time climbing back to the top.

  • Loma is the only one that truly makes sense & $$. He has a huge following but he’s already getting up there in age, plus he’s a small lightweight without one punch ko power. In theory that would make him the least dangerous, highest reward. But There is a reason why teo didn’t want to ruin it back with loma and that’s because he knows loma figured him out over the last half of their fight. But if kamboses beats loma it does much more for his resume than any of the others because there are still so many unanswered questions with them. Davis is very short without real boxing skill even though he has power, Haney has fought what one maybe two decent fighters? Ryan G has fought absolutely no one. Teo can’t make 135 anymore, i honestly doubt tank can either but he will be severely exposed at 140 so he better go vegan. In the end it’s Loma that brings a big payday with lowest risk of losing especially by ko. Yet i still think Loma will outclass kamboses over 12. So is pick your poison.

  • kambosa is a good fighter no doubt but he will have problems with loma i would fight anyone but loma if i was kambosa fight haney that would make for a good fight

  • Just fight Devin Haney so we can have a REAL UNDISPUTED Champion at 135 lbs. because right now we DO NOT!!!! Real Champions DON’T Duck!!!! Fluke or UNDISPUTED… which one will you be KAMBOSOS??? The Boxing World is waiting to see..

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