The Greek Australian boxer took Englishman Hughes’ IBO world title during a lightweight match in Oklahoma, the United States, over the weekend and is now the mandatory challenger for the IBF belt.
Hughes was on top in the opening rounds of the match but Kambosos worked his way into the fight and ended the Yorkshireman’s seven-fight winning streak.
The win has caused controversy with a commentator calling the scorecard, which read 114-114, 115-113, 117-111, “ridiculous” and “disgusting.”
Kambosos took to Twitter to defend his title and wrote in the post: “A close fight is not a robbery!” He suggested spectators rewatch the fight rather make “biased commentary.”
A close fight is not a robbery 🤦🏻♂️ With that being said, full respect to Maxie, we knew he would come to fight & how dangerous he was. A true top 10 lightweight for my return! We give him the utmost respect, it was an honour to share the ring with another warrior & family man. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/kDpwQcdIUU— George "Ferocious" Kambosos Jr (@georgekambosos) July 23, 2023
“Many people have gone back [to watch the fight], done that and seen the decision was fair and correct,” Kambosos said, also showing respect to Hughes in the post.
“It was an honour to share the ring with another warrior and family man like myself.”
Kambosos now holds a career record of 21-2.
Source: FOX News