George Kambosos says he’ll send highly respected two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasily Lomachenko into retirement with a loss this Saturday night, May 11th.

A Career on the Line?

Kambosos (21-2, 10 KOs) states that the speed, power, and desire that he has will be too much for Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) in their 12-round contest at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

The former three-division world champion Lomachenko and former IBF/WBA/WBO/Ring Magazine lightweight title will be fighting for the vacant IBF 135-lb belt on ESPN and ESPN+. The event will be shown at 10:00 p.m. ET  7:00 p.m. PT.

Kambosos, 30, hasn’t said if he’ll retire if he loses to Lomachenko, but it’s unlikely that he will. The Aussie is getting too much money, milking his one big career win over Teofimo Lopez, for all it’s worth, even while his career has been in a free fall ever since.

Kambosos can continue to rake in the dough fighting in Australia after a loss to Lomachenko, but obviously, there will come a point where the money will dry up. ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos is too rich to fight for chicken feed, and he’ll then hang up his gloves. But definitely not yet, regardless of how badly things turn out for ‘The Emperor’ Kambosos on Saturday night.

Kambosos: “I’m Coming for Him”

“I’m coming to beat him, I’m coming to kick his a**. Me beating him does retire him. That’s just stating the facts, but you can’t fault the guy,” said George Kambosos Jr. to the Top Rank Boxing YouTube channel, talking about his fight against Vasily Lomachenko on Saturday night.

It doesn’t look good for Kambosos in this match-up, as he’s facing a guy that is world’s better than him talent-wise in Lomachenko.

Although Loma is getting up there in age at 36 and fighting two divisions above his best weight class of 126, he’s on another level than Kambosos, who is a basic fringe-level fighter, who got lucky with a win over distracted, ring-rusty, injured Teofimo Lopez in 2020.

Nothing has gone right for Kambosos since that fight, unless you count his questionable win over Maxi Hughes last July in which he was given a gift in a fight that he appeared to lose.

“But with respect, on Sunday, I’ve got a job to do and respect goes out the window. I truly believe it. The way I’m sparring, the way I’m firing on every engine, the speed that I have,” said Kambosos.

“He’s never seen this kind of speed, explosive power the will and heart that I have, the desire to win this fight,” said Kambosos Jr when asked why he believes he’ll send Lomachenko into retirement.

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