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Vasiliy Lomachenko and George Kambosos Jr. Hold Virtual Press Conference

Vasiliy Lomachenko and George Kambosos Jr. Hold Virtual Press Conference

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Vasiliy Lomachenko and George Kambosos Jr. Hold Virtual Press Conference

Photo credit: Top Rank Boxing press release

Vasiliy Lomachenko and George Kambosos Jr. Hold Virtual Press Conference

Former world champions Vasiliy Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) and George Kambosos Jr. (21-2, 10 KOs) held a virtual press conference to announce their clash for the vacant IBF lightweight title.

The two will meet on May 12 (May 11 for those in the United States) in the main event of a card promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Top Rank, Ferocious Promotions, TEG Sport and Duco Events. Foxtel, Main Event and Kayo will be the broadcasters for those in Australia. ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ will carry Lomachenko-Kambosos in the United States. The venue for the card will be the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Jr.

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Lightweight Championship Clash Formally Announced

Lomachenko and Kambosos hosted a virtual press conference Tuesday evening, which confirmed rumours of their impending clash. “Ferocious” was in Perth, while “Loma” participated via satellite from Los Angeles. Below is just some of what was said by the two men.

Vasiliy Lomachenko

“I’m very happy to come back. I’m very happy to be fighting there. This is the right fight because it’s a chance to be a world champion again. And I’ve never been to Australia. I’ve always wanted to go, and it’s a good opportunity.”

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“Right now, my goal is to become a world champion again. After that, I can start thinking about becoming undisputed.”

George Kambosos Jr.

“I never step away from a challenge. I always want to fight the best. And Vasiliy Lomachenko is a guy we have looked at for a very long time. This guy is a legend. The respect we have for him is huge. So, to have this official now is extraordinary. I’m very motivated for this fight. I’m very excited, and I can’t wait.”

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“This fight rejuvenates my career. This gives me my redemption. Yes, I’ve won the big fights and I’ve lost the big fights. But for me, this fight is about legacy. Two warriors coming together for a big fight. Our careers are on the line here. Legacy is on the line here. And I believe this is my destiny.”

Full Press Conference

For the full press conference, click here or the play button on the video below.

Video courtesy of Top Rank Boxing

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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