Unyielding George Kambosos Jr: A Revitalized Fighter's Pursuit of a New World Title

George ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos Jr- Primed And Ready To Unleash

Despite suffering two devastating defeats in 2022 against the unquestionable world champion, George Kambosos Jr remains undeterred and determined.

Nine months following his second encounter with the indomitable Devin Haney, the former unified champion from Australia has reinvigorated his spirit and possesses an insatiable hunger for a fresh opportunity to capture a world title.

"This is my second coming," he told reporters on Thursday.

"I'm manifesting that I will be champion again."

The fallen Kambosos will face British boxer Maxi Hughes on July 23 (AEST) for a new chance to climb the ladder.

"I've been there, I've done it, I've collected the belts and I get to collect another one on the spot," he said.

The steadfast Sydneysider is hoping to claim the IBO world title and a shot at the IBF lightweight world title currently held by Haney.

Though the IBO is not one of the recognised 'Big Four' boxing titles, Kambosos sees it as a stepping stone to the top.

With a 20-2-0 record, he is currently No.7 in the IBF rankings, one above 33-year-old Hughes (26-5-2).

Though he respects his competition, he isn't phased by the southpaw.

"I'm never intimidated by anybody. I've fought the best of the best," he said.

"Maxi is a good fighter, a seasoned fighter I respect and this will be a good statement."

Kambosos and his team will head to the US next week to prepare for the fight in Oklahoma City.

For the Greek-Australian boxer this is a chance for his to renew his faith.

Before his clash with Haney, the 29-year-old was one of the country's best boxers, having gone undefeated in his previous 20 fights.

But since his dramatic humbling, he's been forced introspect and grow.

"That's what happens when you take a loss against a really, really good guy. You are able to reflect on and build off your mistakes," he said.

"I'm adding more terror to my weapons. I'm a better fighter."

However, he has no plans for another Haney rematch any time soon and believes the American will soon vacate his titles.

"Devin has now grown in weight, he's big, he's going to move towards the 140 (pound) division and that's going to free up the belts," Kambosos said.

"This is a chess game, this is about the smart moves and I've got a great team behind me and we're putting myself in a great position."

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.

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