George Kambosos IBF, WBO, WBC Franchise, WBA & Ring Magazine UNDISPUTED Lightweight World Champion sent a tweet late this afternoon that he was in Melbourne to support Greece’s Stefanos Tsitispas.
George has been working out his next bout which is rumoured to be in Sydney but Melbourne is the biggest competitor for the right to host Kambosos’ next fight.
Kambosos is proud of his Greek background and the city also has a large number of people of Greek heritage.
“I want to come back home and fill out a stadium,” Kambosos told the Herald earlier this week.
“I felt Australia behind me, I felt them on my shoulders. I represent that flag with all of my heart, I came over here to the Big Apple and made it happen.
“I can’t wait to bring the belts back home.
To have the people be amongst it, to see something special, I look forward to fighting in Australia and having the support there.”
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Meanwhile, Eddie Hearn says he has a deal in place for IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr. to fight WBC champion Devin Haney next for the undisputed 135-lb championship in April in Australia.
The Kambosos Jr vs. Haney fight is not ready to be announced yet, said Hearn, but he has got a model in place that he feels will result in the unification match getting made.
Hearn said he has always spoken to Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) to make it clear to him that if he believes he cannot overprice himself for this fight.
If Haney wins, he’ll be a superstar and will hold all the belts at lightweight.
A victory for Haney will put him in a position to cash in with big money fights against Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, Vasily Lomachenko, and Ryan Garcia.
“I’ve got a call to Devin later actually,” Hearn continued. “It’s not even an offer, but the kind of deal we put in place for [promoter] Lou DiBella to try and make this [Haney vs. Kambosos] fight work.
“Kambosos wants the fight, Haney wants the fight, and I think it’s the natural fight. It’s not close to being signed. I think there’s a deal and a model that’s being discussed that can get this fight made.
“From our side, we’ve got a model that we think works. There’s a lot of revenue that goes into this pot. George Kambosos believes this is a massive fight in Australia, which it is.
“His deal will be worked out with [Kambosos’s promoter] Lou DiBella, and Devin’s deal will be worked out with us and DAZN. So, we’re all working collectively to make this happen.
“I think there’s a model that works financially for everybody, and that’s the most important thing. I will say about Devin Haney.
“The kid’s smart. He’s made a lot of money. Not AJ [Anthony Joshua] money yet, but he understands the importance of this fight for his career.
“As I said to him the other day, ‘If you believe you win this fight, don’t price yourself out of this fight because this is your moment.
“If you win this fight for the undisputed lightweight world championship, and you’ve done it on foreign soil, you become a superstar overnight. You hold all the belts in the division,” said Hearn about Haney.
If Haney believes he can beat Kambosos, he can’t afford to overprice himself because the Australian has other directions he can go for his April stadium fight in Australia.
These fighters are waiting in the wings to face Kambosos Jr next: Ryan Garcia, Vasily Lomachenko, and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis. Ryan has emerged as a possibility for Kambosos this week, making it known that he wants that fight next.