‘This is my destiny’: George Kambosos Jr to defend boxing world titles in Melbourne


Australian undisputed lightweight boxing champion, George Kambosos Jr, will defend his three world title belts at Melbourne’s Docklands Stadium on June 5.

The match is likely to be against Ukrainian star Vasiliy Lomachenko or American Devin Haney.

“I only want big names. I don’t want any tune ups. That’s what Australian sports fans want to see, no circus fights, no easy fights, tough battles, fight of the year candidates,” Kambosos Jr told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“I don’t plan on handing these belts over, ever. These belts are mine.

READ MORE: George Kambosos Jr laps up praise from Australian sporting greats and Greek community.

George Kambosos Jr is set to defend his title in Melbourne. Credit: Getty.

“This is a legacy fight for me. This is my destiny.”

The 28-year-old Sydneysider stunned the world late last year when he upset American Teofimo Lopez to claim the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.

Kambosos will now finalise his world-title opponent within a fortnight.

“This is going to be huge. A mega fight is only fitting for it. The Emperor comes back home to fight in front of all his people in the biggest fight ever in Australian boxing,” he said.

READ MORE: ‘I’m the emperor’: George Kambosos Jr crowned world unified lightweight champion.

Source: ABC News.




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