Via Allan Fox: George Kambosos Jr says he wants to take on WBA lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis ‘regular’ in Australia after the two champions won their next bout.
Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) suspected that 27-year-old Tank would agree to go to Australia to fight him there, and thought he would have to go to the US to complete the bout. As long as the Kambosos is willing to fight the Tanks in America, it’s a viable war.
The undefeated four-belt champion Kambosos Jr is on the verge of becoming the undisputed champion if he beats WBC belt holder Devin Haney on June 5.
Those two are currently in talks for a battle that will be held at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
A win for Kambosos would make him the lead dog at 135, putting him in what could be called a shot ahead of almost any other boxer in the division.
If Mayweather Promotion wants to increase Gervonta Davis’ popularity, they will agree to let him go to Australia to fight the Kambosos for the undisputed championship in 2022.
Many boxing fans say that Mayweather Promotions has protected Tank Davis from quality fighters, and will continue to follow that path.
Kambosos wants Davis Tanks in Australia
“It was not a big fight at all. That guy, I’m not sure who he is but he’s not even the type of man in the top 15,” George Kambosos Jr told Fighthype when asked for his opinion on the May 28 match between Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero.
“Tank should get rid of him soon. I believe he is like a sacrificial lamb,” Kambosos Jr continued about kt Rolly having no chance against Gervonta.
“Tank will destroy him and you will never hear of this kid again. Like I said, the ones who deserve the fight are clearly Lomachenko and Devin Haney.
“I’d love to play Gervonta Davis, but he’s not going to Australia, so we’ll see where that goes one day. I might have to kick one of his in his hometown.
Kambosos said of Gervonta: “Look, we all know he didn’t go to Australia, and that’s a fact. “I’m not going to sit here and try to make excuses and say, ‘He can’t come here for this reason.’ He won’t get to Austalia’s full stop, and if he does, no problem.
“I love fighting in America. I fought in America many times. I’ve fought in the biggest arenas in America It’s a war that will most likely take place in America
“But like I said, it’s a step-by-step battle. I will take them all out. Let’s hope Devin Haney comes forward and we finish this fight first,” Kambosos said.
It’s highly unlikely that Tank Davis will agree to fight Kambosos Jr in Australia as he wouldn’t want to put himself in a position where the crowd is going against him.
Teofimo Lopez’s future uncertain
“It all depends on how they bounce back,” Kambosos said when asked how Teofimo Lopez will do with his move to 140th and on the verge of fighting for the WBO title once the champion is out of competition. Controversy Joshua Taylor has vacated his light welterweight belt.
“Some former world champions have come back amazingly and showed that champion mentality or they were beaten so badly in the last game that they were never the same.
“That’s not for me to say right now. I did my job against him, I hit him and I won’t respect him, he’s a fighter’s hell,” Kambosos Jr said of Teofimo.
“Liam Paro is #1 [with WBO 140], that’s great for Australian boxing. Hopefully, they can make that fight happen, and hopefully, Para shows up. Of course, you always support yourself and support yourself.
“I can’t sit here and say Lopez will come back for better or come back worse. That’s why boxing has always been a sport where there are questions, and those questions must be answered. So we have to wait and see,” Kambosos said.
There are many question marks over whether Teofimo will return from the loss to Kambosos last November.
Teofimo hasn’t looked the same since his big hit with a fine payday match against Lomachenko in October 2020.
Teo made pretty good money in that competition, and he didn’t look well trained to return to the ring after a year of layoffs following that game in the Kambosos loss.
The question is, is it money that took something out of Teofimo’s game Or wounds?
Fighters must earn their blow
“It doesn’t bother me but I like the idea of people earning the right to fight. I had to earn it very hard, I had to earn it for a long time. That’s why I’m so big and people are saying, ‘You should hit an Australian, hit an Australian.’ No chance.
“Let them earn their place, let them earn their mark. It’s not a free ride for someone to say, ‘I have to fight for a title. I must have a quick payday. ‘ Is not.
“That’s why you can knock me down, how can you say, am I knocking this guy or that guy? I fought [Teofimo] López. I fought Mickey Bey before, and I was contracted to fight Lomachenko. Done. 1 pound and back with two great wins [over Masayoshi Nakatani and Richard Commey].
“Suddenly, the fighting wasn’t there because he had a business at home [in Ukraine]. Devin Haney, come on, it’s okay. I am here to fight the best. I have always been like that and always will be. Until the day I retire, it will be like this, Kambosos said.
Ryan Garcia is a boxer who is currently trying to land a title fight with Kambosos Jr by taking on Emmanuel Tagoe on April 9 on DAZN.
If Ryan wins that match, he could land his ticket to the title to beat the winner of the Kambosos vs. Haney.
Unless Vasyl Lomachenko returns from Ukraine later this year, Ryan Garcia will be in a great position to challenge for four belts against the winner of the Kambosos vs Haney match in June.