Vasily Lomachenko will face George Kambosos for the vacant IBF Lightweight title on May 12th in Australia

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Vasiliy Lomachenko and George Kambosos has finalizing a deal for an IBF lightweight title fight on May 12th 2024 in Kambosos' native Australia, sources told ESPN.

Lomachenko, a future Hall of Famer, and Kambosos, the former undisputed lightweight champion, planned to fight last summer in Australia. However, Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) elected to remain in war-torn Ukraine after the country was invaded by Russia.

In Lomachenko's absence, Kambosos defended his four titles vs. Devin Haney and was routed in June of 2022. Haney returned to Australia for another wide-points victory four months later.

Kambosos (21-2, 10 KOs) won the undisputed lightweight championship when he defeated Teofimo Lopez in ESPN's 2021 Upset of the Year.

The 30-year-old Australian then lost back-to-back fights against Haney. Kambosos, ESPN's No. 5 lightweight, is coming off a win over Maxi Hughes in June.


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