George Kambosos Jr. is assembling a Soviet team to help him train for his fight against Ukrainian warrior Vasily Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) on May 12 in Perth, Australia.
Kambosos (21-2, 10 KOs) plans on being as ready as he can for this fight because they’re fighting for the vacant IBF lightweight title on ESPN at the RAC Arena in Perth.
Both fighters must come out victorious to keep their careers alive. Lomachenko, 35, lost his last fight against Devin Haney and can’t lose another, especially to Kambosos Jr.
Getting beaten by Haney and Teofimo Lopez is forgivable for Lomachenko, but not against Kambosos. Kambosos Jr. looked awful last summer, winning a questionable twelve-round majority decision to Maxi Hughes in July.
Studying the Master
“We study. We are the ultimate professionals in this sport to make sure I’m very thorough in what I do. We will continue to study more and more of Lomachenko in the fights that he’s had,” said George Kambosos Jr. to Fighthype about his training for his fight against Vasily Lomachenko on May 12th.
Studying Lomachenko’s game might not help Kambosos Jr. if he doesn’t fix his own flaws because he was pretty one-dimensional in his last three fights against Hughes and Devin Haney.
If Kambosos Jr. fights like that against Lomachenko, he will get embarrassed on May 12th.
Exploiting “Holes” in Lomachenko’s Game
“We continue finding these holes. There are holes there. There are many holes, and I look forward to doing what I do best in bringing my style,” said Kambosos Jr.
It would be interesting to know what “holes” he’s spotted in Lomachenko’s game that he feels he can exploit.
“Bringing the added things I’ve been able to do and have already been doing in the gym with this new coach and new team,” said Kambosos Jr. about the flaws that he’s spotted in Lomachenko’s game while studying his fights.
“We have many familiar faces, but we have a really good lead that knows the game and knows the bread & butter of that style.
Connecting to His Roots
“That is what I needed. I needed that refreshing energy, that new style. Again, if we go back to earlier in my career. I come up from that Russian kind of style. So, I know that style really well. In that first ten years in the sport day and day out with that style,” said Kambosos Jr.