In a very highly anticipated match, Kambosos went against Teofimo Lopez last year in November 2021, he defeated the champion via split decision and became the WBA, IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight champions.
George Kambosos Jr (20-0-0), made his pro debut in 2013 at the age of 19. The lightweight is a two-time Australian National Championship silver medalist, WBA-PABA, and WBA Oceania lightweight champion.
Kambosos’ win over Mickey Bey in 2019 was a major turn in his career by staking his claim as a potential contender for the lightweight title.
He defeated Lee Selby, the following year and booked his shot for the IBF belt, which was then held by the unified world lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez.
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Teofimo Lopez is a former unified lightweight world champion, having held the IBF title from 2019 to November 2021, and the WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring magazine titles from October 2020 until November 2021. As an amateur, he represented Honduras at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Teofimo Lopez faced a shocking defeat against George Kambosos Jr (115-111, 113-114, 115-112). Kambosos won on two of the cards.
With Teofimo being the bigger name at the time, Kambosos, shook the world walking out a champion from Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater with three of the four recognized world championships at lightweight.
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) November 28, 2021
Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr – Fight purse