Former unified light-weight world champion George Kambosos Jr will make his return to the ring in July towards Englishman Maxi Hughes within the US.
It is step one within the Australian’s bid to rebuild his profession after he misplaced his light-weight belts to Devin Haney, who he fought twice in Australia final yr.
The July 23 bout in Shawnee, Oklahoma, will see the British fighter’s IBO belt up for grabs and can function an IBF title eliminator.
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“I’m extraordinarily excited and motivated to make a critical assertion towards Maxi Hughes in my return struggle in the US, the Mecca of boxing,” Kambosos instructed DAZN.com
“Having fought the very best light-weight boxers on the planet, I now know I’ve grow to be a fair higher fighter and have added additional artillery and weapons to my total struggle recreation.
“Maxi Hughes is an effective boxer, a troublesome Englishman, and I am positive he’ll strive his finest, however I do know and he is aware of that his finest won’t be sufficient.
“Hughes isn’t elite, and when you might have been in there with elite boxers like I’ve, you decide up on the errors in a boxer like Hughes.
“I’ll declare his IBO world title and the IBF world title eliminator place on July 22.”
Kambosos, 29, (20-2-0) is at the moment No.7 within the IBF rankings, one above 33-year-old Hughes (26-5-2).
Kambosos will headline the struggle night time with rising American light-weight star Keyshawn Davis taking over former European champion Francesco Patera.
“George insisted on a significant struggle to start his comeback. He is by no means taken the simple route,” American promoter Lou DiBella stated.
“Maxi Hughes is a legit top-10 light-weight and a high-risk struggle for George coming off two losses towards Devin Haney.
“For Maxi, that is the chance he is been preventing for. That is his probability to show that every one of these fights he received because the underdog meant one thing.”
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