Kambosos Jr.: "Lee Selby Will Retire After This Fight"
George Kambosos Jr bids to secure the mandatory spot for
Teofimo Lopezís IBF Lightweight crown against former World
Champion Lee Selby at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday
October 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on
DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S.
ĎFerociousí heads into this weekendís chief-support bout
with an unblemished 18-0 (10 KOs) record, last seen
outscoring former IBF ruler Mickey Bey on two of the judgesí
scorecards at Madison Square Garden IN New York.
The 27-year-old Australian plans on making a huge statement
in his first fight in the UK and certainly hasnít been short
of confidence ever since the clash with Selby was first
announced for May in Cardiff before the sporting world was
brought to a halt by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ďIíve got to prove to everyone what Iím about, I want the
world to know,Ē said Kambosos Jr. ďI fought a former World
Champion in my last fight, and I am straight away back in
with another former World Champion, then Iím coming for
Lopez. Iím hungry and ambitious, heís had his time, itís my
ďOut with the old and in with the new, this is a young manís
sport. The young hungry lion is here. Itís not only the
freshness, itís everything that Iím bringing. The footwork,
the power, the speed and the ferociousness are all going to
ďIt has been a long time coming but Iíve stayed patient, put
in the work and Iím ready. Iím always in the gym and I have
been able to work on things I donít usually work on. Iíve
become a better and more explosive fighter which I will
showcase in this fight.Ē
Despite their differing opinions on who won the rounds they
shared in sparring at the famous Wildcard Boxing Gym in
California, Sydneyís Kambosos Jr says itís in the past now
and all that matters is winning this weekend.
ďHe knows what happened in the sparring, it was three years
ago," added Kambosos Jr. "This is 12 rounds! I had so many
Welsh fans messaging me, so I'm disappointed that no one
will be in there to witness the statement Iím going to make.
As long as itís me and him in the ring thatís all that
matters. There are no ifs or buts, this is it, Iím a savage
ďI had the boy running all over the gym, he was just trying
to use his little jab. Every time I touched him; he was
shaking in his boots. I got the upper hand back then, so he
needs to understand what I am going to do him now. Iíve left
no stone unturned in this camp. Enjoy these next couple of
days Lee, you will retire after this fight!"
Selby vs. Kambosos Jr is part of a huge night of boxing as
pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) faces his
first real Heavyweight test in Derek Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs),
Heavyweight fan favourite Dave Allen (18-5-2, 15 KOs)
returns against American KO artist Christopher Lovejoy
(19-0, 19 KOs), Hartlepoolís Savannah Marshall (8-0, 6 KOs)
meets Glasgowís Hannah Rankin (9-4, 2 KOs) for the vacant
WBO Middleweight World Title, Belfast's Tommy McCarthy
(16-2, 8 KOs) clashes with Belgium's Bilal Laggoune (25-1-2,
14 KOs) for the vacant European Cruiserweight Title, Kash
Farooq (13-1, 6 KOs) makes his Matchroom debut against
Martin Tecuapetla (15-2-4, 10 KOs) and Amy Timlin (4-0)
faces off with Carly Skelly (3-0) for the vacant
Commonwealth Super-Bantamweight Title.