Kambosos loses to Haney & Lomachenko says Chris Colbert
By Sean Jones: Super featherweight contender Chris Colbert says George Kambosos Jr. will lose his four lightweight titles if he faces Vasily Lomachenko or Devin Haney next.
Colbert feels that Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) just came out of a tough fight against former IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO 135-lb champion Teofimo Lopez last November, so he should take on his mandatory.
The problem with Kambosos following Colbert’s well-meaning advice is that he would be stuck with these option if he fought his leaning contender: Lomachenko [IBF, WBC & WBO] or Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero [WBA].
Rolly would be just as dangerous for Kambosos as Lomachenko would, and it would be a bad night for him if he took that fight. Sean Jones sees the lightweight division littered with fighters that would beat the brakes off the Australian.
These lightweights would likely beat Kambosos EASILY
- Michel Rivera
- Devin Haney
- Vasily Lomachenko
- Ryan Garcia
- Zaur Abdullaev
- William Zepeda
- Isaac Cruz
- Jorge Linares
- Masayoshi Nakatani
- Miguel Berchelt
It’s admirable that Kambosos defeated Teofimo Lopez last November, but the fact is, he was injured and weight drained to the Nth degree. that night.
Colbert (16-0, 6 KOs) is headlining this Saturday night, February 26th against replacement opponent Hector Luis Garcia in the main event on Showtime at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
“If I were Kambosos I would stay away from Dev Haney. Let him enjoy the belts,” Chris Colbert said to DAZN Boxing Show. “I personally like Devin. We just spoke last night.
“He came out of one tough fight that he was training a whole year for,” said Colbert about Kambosos.
“I would’ve taken it as low as I can; I would have taken one of my sanctioning bodies’ mandatories,” said Colbert.
Kambosos seems to be focusing on getting the biggest payday possible for his next fight, because if went for the easiest allowable opponent in the lightweight rankings, he still might lose.
That’s why it makes sense for Kambosos to focus on getting the biggest possible payday.
“I give him credit, but my personal opinion is that he will lose to Lomachenko,” said Colbert about Kambosos.
“Yeah, I think so; it’ll be a good fight, though,” Colbert about Haney likely beating Kambosos.
“I think Lomachenko will beat him worse because Lomachenko has got those angles.”
“Kambosos is nice, though. That whole lightweight division has got a lot of nice people.
“We’re going to fight this fight to stay active, and then we’re going to be back in the ring in May hopefully against him [WBA super featherweight champion Roger Gutierrez],” said Colbert.
“He can’t run, and he can’t hide because I’m #1, I’m mandatory, so this fight has got to happen this year. I’ve never seen Garcia fight.
Kambosos’ short rein as the lightweight undiscused champion should be history by June 6th. He’ll go down in history as another example of a one-hit wonder.
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