By Craig Daly: George Kambosos Jr says he is prepared to maneuver on to face Vasily Lomachenko or struggle for the IBF light-weight crown after his questionable twelve-round majority choice in opposition to Maxi Hughes final Saturday evening on the FireLake Enviornment in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
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Kambosos (21-2, 10 KOs) appeared to lose the struggle to Hughes, 10-2 or 9-3, however surprisingly the judges gave him by the scores: 114-114, 117-111 and 115-113.
Attention-grabbing method, Kambosos agreed with 117-111 rating, saying he felt Huges (26-6-2, 5 KOs) gained simply three rounds for a 9-3 loss.
Clearly, the outcomes of Kambosos Jr’s controversial victory will stand, and he’ll proceed to struggle for the IBF light-weight, as he’ll apparently be launched by champion Devin Haney, who is ready to face WBC gentle welterweight champion Regis Prograis subsequent.
If Kambosos fights for the IBF 135-pound title, he may subsequent struggle one in every of these fighters:
– Gustavo Lemos – ranked n°1 IBF
– Vasily Lomachenko – #3
– Shakur Stevenson – #4
Lemos (28-0, 18 KOs) could be a really robust struggle for Kambosos, even with the identical panel of judges that gave him the win final Saturday evening.
It is doubtless that Kambosos will need his subsequent struggle to be in his native Australia to present him house benefit, however which may not assist him in opposition to Lemos and positively not in opposition to Lomachenko or Shakur.
“He is acquired a little bit of a fan base that is come out. The English are fairly noisy. We gained the vast majority of the struggle. He had some good rounds, I give him that,” George Kambosos instructed Battle Hub TV after his controversial win over Maxi Hughes.
Kambosos appeared disconnected from actuality together with his notion of the result, as his view of issues appeared incapable of mentally greedy what had occurred to him.
Hughes clearly educated him all evening, dominating him badly, exhibiting he did not have the expertise to struggle for a world title once more.
“Hear, we knew what we have been up in opposition to. This man is likely one of the high 10 lightweights on the earth,” Kambosos stated. “It wasn’t a simple struggle. He was a cagy fighter. We knew what was happening and we have been completely satisfied to get the win.
“The 117-111, I used to be proud of it. I gained eight or 9 rounds, I gave him three rounds the place he simply beat him, however it wasn’t sufficient. I used to be the aggressor, landed the cleanest punch and damage him a number of instances. It was a very good win over a cautious fighter.
“It was good to get the twelve rounds, and we will transfer on. An IBF world title shot or Lomachenko. We are going to see,” Kambosos stated.