George Kambosos Jr versus Vasiliy Lomachenko fight preview

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This Sunday, Lightweight boxer George ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos will be fighting for a world title on home soil, when he faces Vasiliy Lomachenko for the vacant IBF lightweight world championship at RAC arena in Perth.

Kambosos (21-2, 10 KOs) is a former WBA (super), IBF, WBO and Ring lightweight world champion, as is the current IBO lightweight world champion.

Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) has held world titles in three weight classes, including holding the WBA (super), WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles, however he lost the titles in an attempt to capture the IBF lightweight world title from Teofimo Lopez.

Vasiliy Lomachenko

Lopez would go on to drop all the titles to Kambosos, who then lost the titles to Devin Haney in Melbourne and failed to regain the titles in the rematch, also in Melbourne.

Lomachenko would go on to challenge Haney for all the titles, however lost via unanimous decision.

Haney then vacated the titles in order to move up in weight class and become the WBC super lightweight champion.

This fight will be the main event of a triple header which will have fellow Australians Andrew Moloney and Cherneka Johnson challenge for the interim Jr. Bantamweight title and WBA women’s Bantamweight title respectively.

What time is the Kambosos Jr vs Lomachenko fight on?

The doors for the event are set to open at 8.30am Perth time, with the first fight at 9am. Kambosos and Lomachenko are expected to hit the ring at 1pm Perth time.

Where can I watch the Kambosos Jr vs Lomachenko fight?

While the fight at RAC Arena is sold out, fans can watch the fight via Pay-per-view through Foxtel or Kayo Sports, or watch the event live at a number of Perth’s sports bars.

Pre-fight press conference and weigh-in

The lead-up the fight’s schedule looks like this:

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Press Conference – Thursday 9 May
Crown Metropol – Astral 2/3 (Near Crown Theatre)
Fighters: All Fighters

Public Training Session – Friday 10 May
Time: 12pm-1.30pm
Location: Elizabeth Quay, The Landing
Fighters: All Fighters

Weigh-In – Saturday 11 May
Time: 8.30am – 10.00am
Location: Crown Towers – Crown Ballroom
Fighters: All Fighters

Fight Day – Sunday 12 May
Time: 8.30am – 3.00pm
Location: RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

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