George Kambosos Jr, first title defence, Australia, where will it be, who is he fighting, Vasiliy Lomachenko, Devin Haney

He promised, and now it appears to be like specified to materialize.

George Kambosos is set to make his initially title defence of his undisputed light-weight championship on Australian soil in June this calendar year.

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A report from ESPN’s Mike Coppinger statements that the Aussie boxing superstar is pencilled in for a combat on Sunday June 5 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

As for the male set to stare him down from throughout the ring, Coppinger reports that it will possible be Vasiliy Lomachenko.

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Kambosos produced a famous upset to dethrone Teofimo Lopez. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Kambosos made a popular upset to dethrone Teofimo Lopez. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Visuals)Resource: Getty Visuals

The Ukrainian has reportedly agreed to a deal for the bout that would also contain a rematch clause for a “lucrative return bout” in Australia, ought to Kambosos get rid of.

Lomachenko is coming off consecutive wins about Masayoshi Nakatani and Richard Commey just after he missing to Teofimo Lopez, the guy that Kambosos defeat to gain the lightweight belts, in Oct 2020.

Devin Haney is yet another name that is in contention for the combat.

The hometown hero is however to agree to a deal for the combat according to Coppinger, however a recent tweet from the champ indicates an official announcement is not way too much absent.

Marvel Stadium was established to host an AFL match that weekend, but “with the support of the Melbourne governing administration, stadium officers and league officials,” the match has been shifted to the Friday.

Kambosos secured the lightweight belts immediately after winning a renowned break up-determination over Lopez in November in what was one of the most important upsets in the sport’s recent heritage.