George Kambosos Jr. (18-0) overcame the biggest test of his career on Sunday (AEDT) to set himself up for a massive 2020 at the top of world boxing.
The Australian earned a split decision win over former world champion Mickey Bey (23-3-1) in Madison Square Garden to stake his claim as a potential title contender in the lightweight division.
Going into the fight as the third ranked IBF lightweight, the win — on the undercard of Terence Crawford v Egidijus Kavaliauskas — puts Kambosos Jr. that little bit closer to the belt.
With Richard Commey set to defend his IBF lightweight belt against Teofimo Lopez later on the card, Kambosos Jr. did his job against a tricky opponent in Bey.
Kambosos Jr. knocked Bey down in the tenth and final round; a clutch moment in a fight that was scored 97-92, 96-93, 94-95.
The 26-year-old told news.com.au before the fight, “If Commey is to win, I’ll probably go to Lomanchenko, but if Commey is to lose, there’s a big chance me and Lopez get it on next.”
Represented by big-name boxing promoter, Lou DiBella, Kambosos Jr. has already been talked about as a potential future opponent for Lomachenko by Bob Arum.
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