Win or retire: George Kambosos Jr given ultimatum ahead of world-title boxing match


George Kambosos Jr is under attack from a group of former American boxing stars who have called for the Greek Australian to retire if he is beaten by Vasiliy Lomachenko during their world-title fight in Perth, Western Australia on Sunday.

But Kambosos isn’t giving up, adamant Lamachenko will be playing his final match instead.

“When I beat Lomachenko, there’ll be no more road for him to go. This is retirement for him,” Kambosos said.

“The will, the heart I have, the desire to win this fight. I want this bad. I’ve prepared extremely hard for this fight. I’ve left no stone unturned. Sunday, you will see.”

The Greek Australian boxer made the comments at an official press conference on Thursday ahead of this Sunday’s blockbuster IBF lightweight world title showdown at a sold-out RAC Arena in Perth.

The press conference featured arguably the longest face-off in boxing history, with Kambosos and Lomachenko waging an intense stare down that lasted three minutes and 26 seconds.

Even former heavyweight world champion Lucas Browne – also fighting on the card – couldn’t stop their face-off despite trying to muscle his way between the two.

Afterwards, Kambosos joked to Foxtel’s Main Event: “It was cool, man. I’ve got all day! I ain’t got nothing else to do.”

Source: The Daily Telegraph.

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