Kambosos vs Hughes Card: Kambosos Gets A Gift; Davis Dominates; Santillan Digs Deep

George Kambosos Gets Away With A Robbery!

Collage of George Kambosos Keyshawn Davis and Giovani Santillan
Kambosos vs Hughes Card: George Kambosos | Keyshawn Davis | Giovani Santillan

Hughes Robbed Against Kambosos As Davis And Santillan Score Solid Wins

KAMBOSOS VS HUGHES – In an IBF lightweight title eliminator, “Ferocious” George Kambosos Jr. (21-2, 10KO) got a gift decision in a comeback fight against Maxi “Maximus” Hughes (26-6-2, 5KO).

Hughes couldn’t miss as the straight left hand was money all night long. The IBF #9 ranked contender took advantage of Kambosos’ lack of foot placement when fighting a southpaw, which allowed Hughes to control the flow of the fight.

His movement and use of angles to land counter shots opened a cut over the right eye of the former unified champion. Moreover, Hughes was winning the battle of ring generalship, and clean punching easy as he boxed beautifully.

Kambosos Jr. had some success toward the end with the left hook and a few good counter shots. He even finally figured out to keep his lead foot on the outside to control the movement of Hughes. What should have been a story of too little too late turned into a victory for the Aussie as the judge’s turned in terrible scorecards of 117-111 and 115-113 in favor of Kambosos, while the other card was even.

3kings Boxing scored it 117-111 for Hughes. Kambosos showed poor ring IQ and continues to have trouble with boxers.


Hungry to fight for a title shot, lightweight contender Keyshawn Davis (9-0, 6KO) scores a shutout against tough veteran Francisco Patera (28-4, 10KO).

Davis was in total control of the fight from beginning to end. His skill set was on full display as everything worked for the Virginian. The jab, the straight right hand, and his counter punching were on point. Furthermore, his defense improved as Patera found it hard to land punches in the fight.

At times Davis came forward without letting his hands go and got caught by those sneaky right hands from the crafty veteran. However, he turned things up by letting those hands go and hit his opponent with a classic shoulder roll, catch and shoot right hand that dropped Patera in the eighth round.

Although, Patera would get up and manage to make it until the final round, it was clear Davis won the fight handily. Two judges had it 100-89, with one judge having it 99-90. 3kings Boxing agrees with the first two scorecards.

Davis is on the fast track and wants to compete with the top guys in one of the hottest divisions in boxing.


In a close battle, top welterweight contender Giovani Santillan (31-0, 16KO) dug deep for the victory over crafty veteran Erik Bone (27-7, 14KO).

Santillan looked sharp early, landing the jab and boxing extremely well off the front foot with blistering combinations. His movement and defense kept the crafty veteran off balance by using angles to land hard body shots.

Bone was not dead, and in the second half, he came marching back by finding a home for the straight right hand. Moreover, the Ecuadorian’s experience came into play as he started taking advantage of the young contender’s low work rate by landing hard countershots.

With the fight looking close, Santillan went back to boxing to regain momentum. He took over the closing rounds with a stiff jab followed by straight left hands down the middle. When the final bell sounded, the judges saw it 98-92, 97-93, and 97-92 in favor of Santillan. 3Kings Boxing scored it 96-94 Santillan.

Although, this is a good win, the Californian ranked #5 by the WBO and #13 by the IBF needs to step it up and fight someone within the top ten next.

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."