George Kambosos Jr (20-2, 10 KO) is ready to bounce back with a bang. The former undisputed lightweight champion signed on the dotted lines to face Maxi Hughes (26-5-2, 5 KO) this summer in Australia.
A date hasn’t yet been revealed, but the fight is likely to go down in either May or June.
Kambosos’ last two fights spoiled his resume, as both ended in defeats to Devin Haney. Prior to the losses, he had never suffered any defeat in his professional career.
This meant losing his titles, which he earned in a spectacular win over Teofimo Lopez in June.
Hughes doesn’t have a profile as high as Haney, but he is sitting pretty on the back of consecutive wins. The 33-year-old Brit is on a seven-fight winning streak which included victories against Jono Carroll, Viktor Kotochigov, Jovanni Straffon, Ryan Walsh.
His recent win came against Kid Galahad where Hughes clinched the win with the official tallies of 114-114, 114-113, and 116-111 in his favor.
Fans were not expecting a lot of fire in the fight, but both counter-punchers presented with one of the best fights of 2022 when they scrapped last September.
With a big win over Galahad, Hughes will be brimming with confidence. He is bound to tighten the screws around Kambosos who hasn’t had the best outings in the last months.
A win over Kambosos will perhaps be a career-defining moment for Hughes, who hasn’t yet beaten a boxer of Kambosos’ skillset and quality.
As for broadcasting, Hughes and Matchroom Sports parted ways recently, so the fight will not be on DAZN.