George Kambosos jnr has just won the IBF lightweight eliminator fight against Lee Selby in London by split decision. Kambosos is now mandatory challenger for Teofimo Lopez’s IBF lightweight belt and improves his unbeaten record to 19 wins with a comprehensive boxing display over another former world champion. His speed and accuracy proved too much for Selby which showed especially in the later rounds.
Kambosos (19-0, 10 KOs) out lasted 118-110 and 116-112 against a bizarre card of 115-114 from judge Phil Edwards in a split decision. He raised his hands at the final bell, his triumph clear despite fighting Selby (28-3) on his home turf in the UK.
Kambosos, 27, is now the mandatory challenger for the world title belt of Teofimo Lopez, who beat the legendary Vasilily Lomachenko last month to unify the division.
“I told you I’d do it, I’m too fast, too strong, too aggressive, too smart, too powerful – everything,” Kambosos said post-fight on Sky Sports.
“World No.1, mandatory. Lopez, you know what it is now. Let’s do it Down Under. Two warriors, two lions, let’s go to war. Let’s do it – I want that fight.”
Well done ferocious Kambosis. You have made Australia and Greece proud.
More to come