George Kambosos Jr defends IBO world title win against Maxi Hughes

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George Kambosos Jr has publicly defended his win against Maxi Hughes on Sunday after critics claimed it was a “robbery,” FOX News reported.

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.”

“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

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