By Sean Jones: George Kambosos Jr predicts victory for Vasily Lomachenko in his fight this Saturday night against Richard Commey. He says he wants to fight Loma after that. Kambosos was doing some ‘name-dropping’ on Friday, putting his name alongside the super talented Lomachenko for a potential future fight.
Kambosos has suddenly changed his tune from wanting to fight WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney next to now saying he wants to face Lomachenko (15-2, 11 KOs).
Undisputed lightweight champion Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) isn’t saying WHY he has decided to face Lomachenko. Still, some boxing fans might think that the timing of this suggests that the Australian is trying to take advantage of all the attention being put on Loma.
Kambosos wants Lomachenko next
What better way to get some of the shine Lomachenko is attracting by saying you want to fight him next. With that said, it would be shocking if Kambosos goes through with a fight against Lomachenko because it would be a mismatch.
The former three-division world champion Lomachenko is on another level than Kambosos, and the fight would likely be as one-sided as Loma’s recent win over Masayoshi Nakatani.
“That’s a good fight. You look at the top 10 in the division. We’re all actually fighting each other, which is great,” said Kambosos to Fighthype when asked about his thoughts on Lomachenko vs. Commey.
“It’s like a big world series competition if you think about it like that. The winners will move on, and the losers will move on to other stuff and try to bounce back up,” said Kambosos on the Lomachenko – Commey match.
“That’s a good fight. I think Lomachenko will be too much for him and is looking out for vengeance. I’m looking forward to fighting Lomachenko next because you can see what he’s doing,” said Kambosos.
Lomachenko and Richard Commey (30-3, 27 KOs) are fighting at Madison Square Garden in New York this Saturday night. The fight will be shown like on ESPN.
It’s not going to be a walk in the part for the 33-year-old Lomachenko because Commey has a lot of power, and he’s probably going to stick around into the second half of the contest.
Getting nailed by Commey’s hard shots for 10 to 12 rounds isn’t going to be fun for Lomachenko, who took a lot of punishment in his fights at lightweight against Teofimo Lopez, Jose Pedraza, and Luke Campbell.
George offers Lomachenko a fight
“He’s taking the guys that [Teofimo] Lopez fought, but obviously, he’s going to want these belts,” said Kambosos about Lomachenko. “As I said, I’ll give him the shot, him or Devin Haney or whoever makes sense.
“But maybe he’ll want to get one back from Lopez without the belts just to make a statement, and then we can make that big fight,” said Kambosos.
Lomachenko said on Thursday that the ONLY way he’ll fight Teofimo again is if they do the fight at lightweight.
Loma won’t move up to 140 to fight Teofimo, and he obviously won’t return to 135 after what he went through, making weight for his last fight against Kambosos. The chances of Lomachenko and Teofimo meeting up again are slim.