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Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Jr. Turns Into Intriguing Tripleheader

Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Jr. Turns Into Intriguing Tripleheader

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Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Jr. Turns Into Intriguing Tripleheader


Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Jr. Turns Into Intriguing Tripleheader

On Sunday, May 12, Vasiliy Lomachenko will take on George Kambosos Jr. at RAC Arena in Perth & LIVE on ESPN. In preparation for that fight, we have already seen a virtual press conferenceTop Rank has now added two more bouts, including Andrew Moloney, to make this fight Down Under an intriguing tripleheader.

Andrew Moloney vs. Carlos Cuadras and Nina Hughes vs. Cherneka Johnson Added

Andrew Moloney Added to Top Rank Event

Andrew Moloney (26-3, 16 KOs)-Carlos Cuadras (42-5-1, 28 KOs) & Nina Hughes (6-0, 2 KOs)-Cherneka Johnson (15-2, 6 KOs) have been added to the Lomachenko vs. Kambosos bill, which will be broadcast in prime time in the United States on Saturday, May 11 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. Cuadras will defend his WBC Interim junior bantamweight world title against experienced former world champion Moloney. The third fight of the tripleheader will see the WBA champion Hughes defend her strap against Australian challenger Johnson.

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Lou DiBella spoke on the upcoming event: “Not only is this historic event a first for Australia, with three world championship fights on the same bill, it is truly a fight fan’s card with compelling matchups in each of the featured attractions, promising plenty of action. Both Aussies, Andrew Moloney and Cherneka Johnson, will be extra motivated to reclaim past glory in front of their compatriots. Mexican great Carlos Cuadras is never in a bad fight, and it’s impossible not to root for Nina Hughes, a single mom who continues to defy the odds.” 

“I can’t wait to arrive in the beautiful city of Perth for this historic event,” said Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum. “Andrew Moloney is in a fantastic fight against one of Mexico’s great champions, and I expect the Hughes-Johnson title fight to be a competitive, dramatic bantamweight battle.”

Moloney vs. Cuadras

Sinaloa native Cuadras has spoken on the upcoming fight: “I look forward to the challenge of fighting Andrew Moloney in Australia, and I am coming to prove I am still a force at 115 pounds,” Cuadras said. “There are many great champions in my division, but I can’t overlook Moloney, a hungry fighter who will be encouraged by the Australian fans.”

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Moloney could not hide his excitement at the fight: “I’m absolutely pumped to have this fight locked in. Carlos Cuadras has been in with the best of the best at junior bantamweight, and he is the biggest name available in the division,” Moloney said. “I was there live to watch him fight Juan Francisco Estrada nearly seven years ago and to be fighting him for the Interim world title in Australia is a huge opportunity. To have both Lomachenko and Cuadras fighting in Australia shows how much Australian boxing is flying now, and I’m thrilled to be part of it all. Bring on May 12!”

Hughes vs. Johnson

“I am looking forward to showing the world why I am the WBA bantamweight world champion, and I’m thrilled to be fighting on such a prestigious event in Perth, Western Australia,” Hughes said. “Cherneka Johnson is a former world champion, and while it will be a tough assignment, I will not be denied victory. Thank you to DiBella Entertainment and Leon Sudbury at Takeover Sports Management for getting this fight made.”

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Australian challenger Johnson is determined to show the world what she can do: “I am excited to fight for a second world title on this great event alongside boxing legends here in Perth, Western Australia.” She added: “It has been a long journey for me, full of hard work and dedication, and I am determined to become a two-time world champion. It is an honour to fight Nina Hughes, but I am here to win. On fight night, I will show the world what I am made of.”

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