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Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos: Fight date, time, undercard, how to watch & TV details

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 in Perth.

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Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos - Date

The contest will take place on Sunday 12th May.

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos - Time

The bout has been pencilled in for around 02:00 (GMT), although this is subject to the length of the undercard bouts scheduled to take place earlier in the night.

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 - Odds

Vasiliy Lomachenko is the 7/50 favourite with George Kambosos the underdog at 9/2.

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos - How to Watch

The dust-up will be available to watch on Sky Sports to customers in the UK, with full coverage details still to be announced.


 

Vasiliy Lomachenko v George Kambosos - Which belts are on the line?

The vacant IBF lightweight world title is on the line when Lomachenko and Kambosos clash in Perth.

Vasiliy Lomachenko's record

17-3 (11 KOs)

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)

Kambosos Jr 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

While the full undercard is yet to be confirmed, two more world title fights are expected to be added and the Moloney twins - Jason and Andrew - are expected to feature.

Jason Moloney retained his world bantamweight title in January with a thrilling majority-decision victory over Saul Sanchez and it's anticipated he will defend it again versus Reymart Gaballo.

As for super flyweight contender Andrew Moloney, there is growing rumours that he will face Kosei Tanaka.

Faiga Opelu will also be fighting in the undercard of the event against Joe Goodall.

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