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Kambosos Jr wins unified lightweight titles to become Australia’s new boxing King

In the best win for an Australian boxer in the history of the sport, George Kambosos Jr has become the new IBF, WBA (Super), WBO, The Ring and WBC (Franchise) Lightweight World Titles by defeating Teofimo Lopez in New York City, in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, November 27, 2021.

In a contender for fight of the year, Kambosos Jr became the victor in a twelve round split decision, with the cards reading 115-111 Kambosos Jr, 114-113 Lopez and 115 -112 Kambosos Jr.

Kambosos Jr was all class in the post fight interview with a touch of the famous Jeff Fenech phrase “I loves youse all’. Kambosos even told Lopez that his new born son was the most important the to him now and suggested a rematch in Australia. Unfortunately Lopez made a complete fool of himself and embarrassed himself suggesting that he won the fight ten rounds to two and never acknowledged Kambosos Jr’s win. It should be noted the that referee did raise Lopez’s hand prematurely in the post fight announcement .

Now the floodgates will open for Kambosos Jr with fighters such as Devan Haney, Tank Davis, Vasyl Loma, Ryan Garcia and Jojo Diaz  all potential future opponents.

With the historical win, Kambosos Jr shoots directly to the top of the Australian boxing mountain, replacing would be champion Tim Tszyu.  Just like when Jeff Horn defeated Manny Pacquaio in 2017, hopefully Kambosos Jr’s hometown of Sydney, New South Wales, gives George a similar ticketed parade.

Before the fight, the lack of Australian media’s interest in this fight was alarmingly disappointing but now the Australian boxing media will go ballistic.

Now the real work begins for Kambosos Jr, staying the champion. But for now Australia celebrates its biggest ever win.

Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

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Written by Jason Fletcher

Recently retired Australian Soldier that has always had a passion for sports, particularly Rugby League, Boxing and MMA. Former Semi-pro League, player and amateur boxer that wants to share the passion for Aussie Boxing