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Kambosos: Lopez Fight in Australia is Bigger Than Pacquiao-Horn, I'll Beat Him!

George Kambosos is ready to take part in the next huge event on Australian soil.

Kambosos became the IBF's mandatory lightweight challenger in 2020, after a hard-fought decision win over former world champion Lee Selby.

He's now focused on colliding with with IBF, WBC Franchise, WBO, WBA world champion Teofimo Lopez, who earlier this year secured a big decision win over Vasiliy Lomachenko.

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According to The Age, talks have already begun for a potential showdown with Lopez in a stadium in Australia in April or May next year.

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who promotes Lopez, has already started talks with the various parties.

A few years ago, Arum's company staged Manny Pacquiao's showdown with Jeff Horn at Suncorp Stadium.

Kambosos believes the fight with Lopez is even bigger than Pacquiao-Horn. 

"It’s a mega event," Kambosos said to The Age. "Hopefully we can do 50,000 of 60,000 somewhere in Australia. I think it’s bigger than Pacquiao-Horn.

"It makes so much business sense. It makes sense to maximise the opportunities in Australia, given how well we’ve coped with this terrible virus. It’s just a fantastic event. Pac-Horn showed it can work. Coming out of a pandemic, what better way to give back when you have Kambosos chasing greatness to win not one, not two, not three, but four world titles.

"Everyone is on the same page, from us to Teofimo Lopez to his father to Bob Arum. Everybody is on the same page and striving to make this happen for hopefully April next year.

"I’m ready. I truly believe I can beat this guy and I will beat this guy. I’ve shown my class and I’m just getting better and better. He’ll be shocked with my speed and my movement. Lomachenko barely threw a punch in seven rounds. We all saw it. With 50,000 Aussies behind me, I’ll be on him straight away."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Letmaku on 11-21-2020

Kambosos, Beltran, Shawn Porter and Mikey Garcia were some of Pacman's former sparring partners. Kambosos can upset Teo in Australia if Teo can not put him to sleep. Aussie government can pay 5M US dollar to Teo just like they…

Comment by boogbx on 11-21-2020

[QUOTE=thereeldeel;20900059]This fight makes sense, a 50,000+ stadium fight against a solid but safe contender for a good payday. No reason for Lopez to say no to this.[/QUOTE] Exactly and only internet warriors want him to fight Prograis or Ramirez next.…

Comment by Clegg on 11-21-2020

You hear all this talk of how much certain fights could potentially generate in Australia and it's almost always delusional and then the promoter has to appeal to the Australian government for help funding it and nonsense like that. This…

Comment by MMegatron on 11-21-2020

this guy is not a champion got schooled by selby

Comment by rudy on 11-21-2020

Good fight to make his name in Australia but reality a mismatch not even worth going how much they gonna is pay 💰 should be the deciding factor

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