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Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos: Fight date, ring walk time, undercard, how to watch & betting odds

Everything you need to know as Vasiliy Lomachenko's quest to recapture a world title takes him to Australia where he will face George Kambosos for the IBF lightweight belt this weekend.

The pair have both been unified lightweight champions in the past, with Lomachenko's reign ending against Teofimo Lopez, whilst Kambosos came up short in his two showdowns with Devin Haney.

But with Haney moving up in weight class, it's presented the two prize fighters with another opportunity of capturing world honours.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the mammoth showdown in Perth, Australia, this weekend.

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos - All You Need To Know

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Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos - Date

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos will take place in the early hours of Sunday 12th May, 2024.

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos - Ringwalks & Fight Time

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos has been pencilled in for around 04:00 (BST), although this is subject to the length of the undercard bouts scheduled to take place earlier in the night.

If the scheduled 04:00 is adhered too, then ring walks can be expected to start at around 03:45 (BST).

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos - Venue

The fight will take place at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

Home to the Perth Wildcats, the venue has also hosted two UFC numbered events; 221 and 284.

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos - TV Channel & How to Watch

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos will be available to watch on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena.

Are there any belts on the line for Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos?

The vacant IBF lightweight world title is on the line in Perth.

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos - Odds

Vasiliy Lomachenko is the 3/25 favourite with George Kambosos the underdog at 21/4.

Vasiliy Lomachenko's record

17-3 (11 KOs)

Vasiliy Lomachenko is still regarded as one of the world's best amateurs ever, and he has done extremely well in the paid ranks since turning professional in 2013.

As an amateur, Lomachenko finished with a record of 396 wins and 1 loss, while as a pro his CV reads 17-3.

He has held world titles in three world classes, from featherweight to lightweight.

Lomachenko was beaten by Orlando Salido via a split decision in only his second fight, but he worked incredibly hard to make his way back to the top of the division.

He beat Gary Allen Russell Jr to win the WBO featherweight title in June 2014, before he battled past Roman Martinez to clinch the WBO junior lightweight title.

Lomachenko then overcame Linares in May 2018 to win the WBA Super and The Ring lightweight titles.

The Ukranian was then dethroned by an inspired Teofimo Lopez, with the American becoming the youngest four-belt champion ever at just 23 years old.

Lomachenko bounced back, outclassing Masayoshi Nakatani, Richard Commey, and Jamaie Ortiz, and six of his 17 wins have come before the final bell.

In his last outing, Lomachenko dominated the latter rounds and outpunched Devin Haney but suffered a contentious decision defeat.

George Kambosos' record

21-2 (10 KOs)

George Kambosos has a 21-2 record, with 10 of his wins coming via knockout, and he won his first 20 contests before suffering a first defeat to Haney in a unification bout in June 2022.

The 30-year-old claimed eye-catching victories over Mickey Bey and Lee Selby and those successes helped him secure a title eight against Teofimo Lopez.

Kambosos went into that clash at Madison Square Garden as a huge underdog after Lopez had overcome Lomachenko to add the WBO and WBA titles to his IBF strap, but the Sydney-native produced an assured performance to claim a split decision win.

‘Ferocious’ fell short in the first defence of his titles, however, as he lost a one-sided bout against Haney in June 2022 and missed out on the chance to become the first undisputed lightweight champion of the four-belt era.

Kambosos activated a rematch clause and the pair met again in October at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, but again Haney claimed a comprehensive win - with two judges scoring the fight 118-110 in Haney’s favour and one 119-109.

His last fight came against Maxi Hughes in July, where Kambosos secured a majority decision win.

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos - Undercard

  • Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos (IBF lightweight title)
  • Nina Hughes v Cherneka Johnson (WBA bantamweight title)
  • Andrew Maloney v Pedro Guevara (WBC 'Interim' super-flyweight title)
  • Imam Khataev v Richard Bolotniks (Light-heavyweight bout)
  • Lucas Browne v Hemi Ahio (Heavyweight bout)
  • Joe Goodall v Djanago Opelu (Heavyweight bout)

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