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
Statistics
Real nameGeorge Kambosos Jr
Nickname(s)Ferocious
Weight(s)Lightweight
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Reach1.73 m (68 in)
NationalityAustralian
Born (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 (age 26)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights18
Wins18
Wins by KO10
Losses0

CareerEdit

In December 2016, he captured the WBA Oceania title by beating world number 9 Brandon Ogilvie.[1][2] He then went on to face Qamil Balla in May 2017,[3] whom he defeated by unanimous decision in a 10-round fight.[4] 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.[5] In June 2017, Kambosos was tabbed by Manny Pacquiao as his main sparring partner in preparation for the fight with Jeff Horn[6] and has remained Pacquiao's main sparring partner for his fights after Horn as well.[7] In April 2018, Kambosos signed a promotional contract with DiBella Entertainment.[8] In May 2018, he made his debut in the US[9] and knocked out Jose Forero in just 1 minute and 48 seconds.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
18 fights 18 wins 0 losses
By knockout 10 0
By decision 8 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parkinson, Andrew (29 November 2016). "George Kambosos Jnr ready for Luna Park rumble". theleader.com.au.
  2. ^ Hamilton-Irvine, Gary (5 December 2016). "Boxing: Kambosos Jnr beats Ogilvie, remains undefeated". theleader.com.au.
  3. ^ Schelle, Caroline (1 May 2017). "Qamil Balla targets lightweight champ George Kambosos Jr". heraldsun.com.au.
  4. ^ Parkinson, Andrew (8 May 2017). "George 12-0 after big victory". theleader.com.au.
  5. ^ "George "Ferocious" Kambosos 9th round TKO of Krai Setthaphon in Melbourne Highlights". supernewsworld.com.
  6. ^ "Pacquiao spars with Aussie who fights like Horn". news.abs-cbn.com.
  7. ^ "LOOK: Pacquiao begins hard sparring for Adrien Broner fight". news.abs-cbn.com.
  8. ^ "George Kambosos Jr. signs with Dibella". BoxingNews24.com. 11 April 2018.
  9. ^ "George Kambosos Ready To Make a Big Splash in United States". BoxingScene.com.
  10. ^ "George Kambosos Jr Picks Up Win by KO over Jose Forero – BoxingSocialist". boxingsocialist.com.
  11. ^ "Kambosos, Pacquiao Sparring Partner, Easily Out-Boxes Perez". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  12. ^ https://www.foxsports.com.au/boxing/george-kambosos-jr-defeats-mickey-bey-in-biggest-test-of-his-career/news-story/17e488bee0ddb5b4fd9fcf635acb4bef

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