George Kambosos: “These Are My Belts! They Ain’t Going Anywhere!”

George Kambosos says the belts aren’t going anywhere!

George Kambosos Jr celebrates with his lightweight championship belts
George Kambosos Jr | Credit: Matchroom Boxing

George Kambosos says the belts aren’t going anywhere!

Newly crowned unified lightweight champion George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr (20-0, 10KOs) is still riding high after his upset victory over previously unbeaten unified lightweight champion Teofimo “Take Over” Lopez (16-1, 12KOs) on November 27.

The Australian has been on a media whirlwind doing interviews left and right, something that’s he’s quickly getting accustomed to with his newfound status in the sweet science. In his latest interview he sat down with Brian Custer on the Last Stand Podcast. He talked about many things including how it now feels to be the number one guy in the lightweight division.

“It feels good because this has been a very hard road. This has been many years but I’ve stayed focused. I believed in myself no matter what people said. ‘You couldn’t do it, you weren’t going to win this fight’. Then, ‘going to that guy’s backyard, you won’t win’.

I said, ‘no, I will win. I believe,’ and to know that I have everything now, that I’m the top dog…I’m the emperor because the king would’ve just stayed in one country. I’ve been going to the different countries and taking out these guys. So it feels good, but there’s more to go. I’m so focused, I’m a stubborn kind of guy. These are my belts, they ain’t going anywhere.”


For what Kambosos lacks in skills, he makes up for with supreme confidence. He told any and everyone that would listen that he would beat Lopez. Now that he’s a champion, his confidence and self-belief are at an all-time high. While the lightweight division remains loaded with elite fighters, he’s the guy every fighter has to go through to stake claim to being the best. With him and WBC champion Devin Haney likely fighting in 2022, the winner of that bout will undoubtedly and rightfully be viewed as the guy at lightweight.

However, how does Gervonta Davis figure in the equation? He’s the WBA regular lightweight champion and proclaimed that Kambosos and Haney are easy work! With contenders and former champions like Ryan Garcia, Rolando Romero, Vasyl Lomachenko, Richard Commey, Javier Fourtuna, Joseph Diaz, Jorge Linares and Teofimo Lopez, if he has a change of heart and stays put instead of moving up in weight, there should be no shortage of big fights happening as we enter 2022, nor challenges for Kambosos as his championship reign continues!

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By: Jerrell Fletcher

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