Kambosos: They will have a statue of me in Sydney

Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF#1 lightweight George “Ferocious” Kambosos (19-0, 10 KOs) is confident he will dethrone IBF, WBA, WBO 135 pound champion Teofimo Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater in New York City.

“It’s an opportunity to win these belts next weekend. It might never come again.” Kambosos told AAP. “And I believe I’m fully ready and prepared and I’m not concerned about everything else.

“I’ve got some really good friends that are quite high up in the business and then they are good friends with some politicians in Sydney and obviously NSW. They said, ‘Mate, you win this fight and we’re going to put a bronze statue of you in Sydney.’ That’s how big this victory will be…I’ve just got to do my business next weekend, which I will.”

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  • They will have too lay the statue down… cause that will be the only position he will be in after the fight… and I’m aussie

  • The confidence trains fighters ride on are all part of the mental preparedness they build up before a fight. It all starts with mental determination then it builds from there. Kambosos is may find out once the bell rings in this specific fight, that the statue is merely a dream and not a reality. However, respect him for pursuing his dreams. Every fighter deserves that chance.

  • No doubt! With all those titles he would be the most accomplished boxer out of Australia under 20 fights. It would be huge for Australian Boxing and get more of the youth involved. Its finally time to back up the talk.

  • Man… Focus on the job to do. Forget about the statues, please. Don’t lose your composure, or you are the one who gets koed. Don’t give chances to Davis even if the opposite is written on the fight contract.

  • If I beat Teofemo they will put up a statue of me in Phoenix. George has a slightly higher chance of getting his statue than I do, and I’m not even a boxer. In this sport skill level prevails 99% of the time. For the record I respect George , he is a professional fighter, boxers are of a different breed.

  • I’m an Aussie and want George to win but he has no real power shots…….. does anyone really think Manny would have had him as his main sparring partner if he was heavy handed ………. beware the left Hook George !!

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