24/01/2022

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The Sport Effect

Anthony Mundine praises George Kambosos Jr after Teofimo Lopez fight

Anthony Mundine has declared George Kambosos “the greatest boxer Australia has produced” following his upset acquire against Teofimo Lopez on Sunday (AEDT).

Kambosos sent shockwaves by means of the boxing world with the split-choice defeat of Lopez, who entered the bout as the mind-boggling favorite.

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With his acquire, Kambosos earned the WBA, IBF, WBO and The Ring lightweight titles and declared himself “the greatest fighter in Australian history” in its aftermath.

Now, the 28-yr-old’s daring declare has been backed by Mundine, who stated he was “proud” of Kambosos’ accomplishment.

The previous WBA world tremendous middlweight titleholder could not resist getting the opportunity to huge-observe himself at the identical time as singing Kambosos’ praises.

“From the greatest sportsman’s Australia has created to the greatest boxer Australia has created congratulations my person enjoy the minute no just one can get it absent from you. Happy of you!!!!!,” Mundine wrote on Fb.

George Kambosos (correct) got the improved of Teofimo Lopez (remaining). Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Photos/AFPResource: AFP

Sunday’s combat at Madison Sq. Backyard was Lopez’s first since defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko in Las Vegas in excess of a yr back.

Kambosos hadn’t stepped into the ring for a expert bout since final yr possibly when he conquer Lee Selby by split choice on Halloween.

But the Aussie retained his undefeated record intact in excess of the weekend, coming out firing to wholly dispel predictions of a Lopez first-round knockout.

The close result may have arrive as a surprise to boxing pundits, but Kambosos stated it was just one more working day at the business office.

“Did I transform all week? Have I improved my total occupation? In no way,” he stated.

“I believe in myself, I back again myself. I stated it time following time, you may not believe it but I believe in myself and look at me now, I’ve got all the jewels.”