Negotiations Underway For Kambosos v Lomachenko Clash In June

Will Kambosos Make His Triumphant Return Against the Dangerous “Loma”?

George Kambosos Jr and Vasyl Lomachenko take poses
George Kambosos Jr (left), Vasyl Lomachenko

George Kambosos Eyeing June Title Match with Vasyl Lomachenko

Following his upset win over Teofimo Lopez to capture the unified lightweight titles in November of 2021, “Ferocious “George Kambosos Jr (20-0, 10 KOs) has repeatedly said he wants to fight the biggest and best at 135 pounds. But so far, we’ve yet to hear any official word on who that defense will be against. It looks like we’re close to having our answer.


According to ESPN, Kambosos will fight again on June 5 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. In terms of opponent, the leading candidate is former three-division champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs) who has agreed to terms. All that’s left to finalize matters is an agreement from the defending champ. The deal includes a rematch clause.

Kambosos shocked the boxing world when he defeated Teofimo Lopez to win the titles in November of 2021 in 3Kings Boxing’s 2021 Upset of the Year. Since the win, Kambosos has become a national hero in his native Australia and is quite popular among hardcore fans throughout. Talks were ongoing for a match between the Aussie and WBC champ Devin Haney, but those negotiations fell through.

The former unified lightweight champ and pound for pound king, Lomachenko, hungers to get back on the top of the mantle in the division. After losing the titles to Lopez in October of 2020, the 33-year-old rebounded with a ninth-round TKO win over Masayoshi Nakatani in June of 2021 and a unanimous decision win over former IBF lightweight champ Richard Commey in December 2021.


Surely, Kambosos is riding an all-time high wave of confidence. In his defeat over Lopez, he displayed power early then boxed to victory. However, Lomachenko presents a dangerous challenge. In a battle of sheer ability, Lomachenko has a clear advantage. To win, he will have to be at his absolute best in front of what would be an adoring home crowd.

While he longer has a world title around his waist, Lomachenko is arguably the most dangerous fighter in the division. Even at age 33, he’s still very much a problem. The skill and movement that left many opponents confused and bewildered in the ring are still there.

Nothing has been finalized. If this match comes off, it would the biggest boxing event in Australia in recent memory. Stay tuned to 3Kings Boxing for further updates.

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By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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