The George Kambosos Jr vs Lomachenko for the vacant IBF lightweight title at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia on May 12th, has been confirmed.
Given that both competitors have been away from the ring for a while, it is not ideal for the bout in May. Lomachenko, who last fought in May 2023 against Devin Haney, will be returning off a year-long break. Kambosos, on the other hand, will be making a comeback after a ten-month absence.
It wasn’t Lomachenko’s night, but he still deserved to win and remain the undisputed lightweight champion. It makes sense that Loma took a break following that heartbreaking loss.
Kambosos Jr Vs Lomachenko fight date, start time
Date: 12th May 2024
Venue: Perth, Australia
Kambosos Jr Vs Lomachenko fight preview
Although that may not sit well with many live boxing tonight fans, here is where the money is for the bout between former unified lightweight champion Kambosos Jr. (21-2, 10 KOs) and former three-division world champion Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs). If it were held in the United States, it probably wouldn’t sell out.
In what should have been a rebuilding fight, Kambosos Jr. faced Hughes in a difficult style match. Due to his fighting style, Kambosos did not approach the bout correctly by waiting till the end to apply pressure to Hughes.
Kambosos will have to exert continual pressure on Lomachenko, much like Haney did in defeating the two-time Olympic gold medalist last year.
In their most recent match, Lomachenko ought to have defeated Haney, but in the final two rounds, he let the younger opponent take the lead and win.
George Kambosos Jr vs Lomachenko title fight
Kambosos, the current lightweight champion of the IBO and the former champion of the IBF, WBO, WBO, and The Ring, fought for several world titles in Australia in 2022 after losing them to Devin Haney in June and then failing to win them back in Melbourne in October.
Originally scheduled to fight Kambosos on those days, Lomachenko decided to stay in his own Ukraine due to Russia’s invasion of that country.
After those defeats, Kambosos defeated Maxi Hughes in June in the US to win the IBO lightweight title, and he is now aiming to win the IBF belt once more.
Lomachenko vs Kambosos full fight Card
- Kambosos Jr. vs Lomachenko