George Kambosos Jnr
George "Ferocious" Kambosos Jr (Greek: Γεώργιος Καμπόσος; born 14 June 1993) is a Greek-Australian professional boxer who has held the IBF Pan Pacific lightweight title since 2017. He previously held the Australian NSW, Australian, WBA-PABA, and WBA Oceania lightweight titles between 2013 and 2017.
|George Kambosos Jr|
|Real name||George Kambosos Jr|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Reach||1.73 m (68 in)|
|Born||14 June 1993|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Wins by KO||10|
In December 2016, he captured the WBA Oceania title by beating world number 9 Brandon Ogilvie. He then went on to face Qamil Balla in May 2017, whom he defeated by unanimous decision in a 10-round fight. 5 months later, he knocked out Krai Setthaphon in the 9th round and won the WBA Oceania and IBF Pan Pacific titles in the lightweight divisions. In June 2017, Kambosos was tabbed by Manny Pacquiao as his main sparring partner in preparation for the fight with Jeff Horn and has remained Pacquiao's main sparring partner for his fights after Horn as well. In April 2018, Kambosos signed a promotional contract with DiBella Entertainment. In May 2018, he made his debut in the US and knocked out Jose Forero in just 1 minute and 48 seconds. On 19 January 2019, Kambosos defeated Rey Perez at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner via unanimous decision in his second fight on US soil. On June 7 in Athens, George Kambosos Jr returned to his native land of Greece and knocked out Venezuelan 11-2 9KOs Richard Pena in round 6 in front of the packed out Galatsi Olympic Arena. He called out former two division World Champion José Pedraza after his victory. In December of 2019, George Kambosos Jr defeated former IBF Lightweight champion, Mickey Bey by split decision on the undercard of Terrance Crawford vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|Professional record summary|
|18 fights||18 wins||0 losses|
|19||N/A||N/A||Lee Selby||N/A||– (12)||9 May 2020||Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales|
|18||Win||18–0||Mickey Bey||SD||10||14 Dec 2019||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US|
|17||Win||17–0||Richard Pena||TKO||6 (10), 1:36||7 Jun 2019||Galatsi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece|
|16||Win||16–0||Rey Perez||UD||8||19 Jan 2019||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US|
|15||Win||15–0||JR Magboo||TKO||2 (8), 2:02||15 Jul 2018||Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|14||Win||14–0||Jose Forero||KO||1 (10), 1:48||5 May 2018||Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, US|
|13||Win||13–0||Krai Setthaphon||TKO||9 (10), 1:59||13 Oct 2017||Melbourne Pavilion, Melbourne, Australia||Retained WBA Oceania lightweight title;|
Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific lightweight title
|12||Win||12–0||Qamil Balla||UD||10||6 May 2017||Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand|
|11||Win||11–0||Brandon Ogilvie||UD||12||2 Dec 2016||Luna Park, Sydney, Australia||Won WBA Oceania lightweight title|
|10||Win||10–0||Issa Nampepeche||RTD||4 (12), 3:00||8 Jun 2016||Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia||Retained WBA-PABA lightweight title|
|9||Win||9–0||Joebert Delos Reyes||KO||4 (12), 2:34||12 Dec 2015||Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Sydney, Australia||Retained WBA-PABA lightweight title|
|8||Win||8–0||Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez||TKO||3 (12), 2:59||4 Jul 2015||Club Punchbowl, Sydney, Australia||Won WBA-PABA interim lightweight title|
|7||Win||7–0||Rodynie Rafol||UD||6||31 Jan 2015||Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia|
|6||Win||6–0||Robert Toomey||UD||10||29 Aug 2014||Club Punchbowl, Sydney, Australia||Won Australian lightweight title|
|5||Win||5–0||Akrapong Nakthaem||TKO||1 (6), 2:30||9 Apr 2014||Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia|
|4||Win||4–0||Paitoon Jaikom||UD||6||29 Jan 2014||Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia|
|3||Win||3–0||Michael Correa||TKO||6 (8), 2:59||22 Nov 2013||Croatian Club, Sydney, Australia||Won vacant NSW state lightweight title|
|2||Win||2–0||Roberto Oyan||UD||6||17 Aug 2013||Croatian Club, Sydney, Australia|
|1||Win||1–0||Jayson Mac Gura||TKO||2 (6), 2:06||18 May 2013||Croatian Club, Sydney, Australia|
- Parkinson, Andrew (29 November 2016). "George Kambosos Jnr ready for Luna Park rumble". theleader.com.au.
- Hamilton-Irvine, Gary (5 December 2016). "Boxing: Kambosos Jnr beats Ogilvie, remains undefeated". theleader.com.au.
- Schelle, Caroline (1 May 2017). "Qamil Balla targets lightweight champ George Kambosos Jr". heraldsun.com.au.
- Parkinson, Andrew (8 May 2017). "George 12-0 after big victory". theleader.com.au.
- "George "Ferocious" Kambosos 9th round TKO of Krai Setthaphon in Melbourne Highlights". supernewsworld.com.
- "Pacquiao spars with Aussie who fights like Horn". news.abs-cbn.com.
- "LOOK: Pacquiao begins hard sparring for Adrien Broner fight". news.abs-cbn.com.
- "George Kambosos Jr. signs with Dibella". BoxingNews24.com. 11 April 2018.
- "George Kambosos Ready To Make a Big Splash in United States". BoxingScene.com.
- "George Kambosos Jr Picks Up Win by KO over Jose Forero – BoxingSocialist". boxingsocialist.com.
- "Kambosos, Pacquiao Sparring Partner, Easily Out-Boxes Perez". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
- George Kambosos Jnr at Boxrec
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