Kambosos Targets Lomachenko Following His ‘Controversial’ Win Over Maxi Hughes

George Kambosos Jr. has denied suggestions that Maxi Hughes was ‘robbed’ following the Australian’s controversial majority-decision win, as he targets a fight with Vasiliy Lomachenko.

Kambosos’ recent victory was questionable in light of Hughes’ eye-catching performance. The Brit started strongly, utilizing his left hand effectively as he landed numerous times on Kambosos.

So much so that the latter suffered a cut above his eye in the fifth. While Kambosos did offer some resistance in the second half of the fight, the scoring raised a few eyebrows.

Judge Josef Mason’s scorecard of 117-111 drew a negative reaction from the crowd. In response, Shakur Stevenson was very vocal about how Hughes had been robbed.

“I thought it was a robbery. I thought Maxi boxed well, and I thought he was the better fighter. I think that the judges should be held to a higher criteria.

“I think that they should be focused on the boxers, and I think they should do a lot more to become a judge. I feel like they’re not watching the fights and paying too much attention to the fights. I think it’s messing up boxing,” Shakur Stevenson

Although that may have been the case, Kambosos dismissed any suggestions that the decision was flawed. 

“A close fight is not a robbery. Listen, it was a close, gritty victory against a top 10 lightweight … in my return fight. Went straight into a tough test instead of taking a stiff.

“Do yourself a favor and mute that biased commentary and rewatch the fight. And then tell me exactly what you think, as many people have gone back, done that, and seen the decision was fair and correct,” Kambosos

This naturally begs the question of whether or not there will be a rematch? Well, as of now, there does not appear to be any talks of the sort.

Instead, Kambosos is aiming for a bout with none other than Vasiliy Lomachenko. The Ukrainian was targeting a rematch with Devin Haney following the latter’s controversial unanimous-decision win.

But given that Haney is reportedly moving up to 140, a rematch is unlikely with Kambosos ready to step in. 

“Don’t worry about me. I’ve had all the belts at lightweight. We got a big stadium fight coming. We’ll fight Lomachenko next. That’s the fight. He’s more open to throw his shots and engage. I want to engage, and that’s a big fight that I get up for,” Kambosos Jr.


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