AIR DATE: Oct 05 2021 16:21UTC
EPISODE: Episode 2
George Kambosos Jr. | Knuckle Up with Mike Orr | Talkin Fight
George Kambosos Jr. is an Australian professional boxer who has held the IBF Pan Pacific lightweight title since 2017. He previously held the Australian NSW, Australian, WBA-PABA, and WBA Oceania lightweight titles between 2013 and 2017.
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Yes, we are here, thank you once again for being patient with us boxing fans around the world and thanks for joining us on talk and fight, that’s funny it didn’t! It didn’t go off until we started what the hell is that like come on for another episode of knuckle up featuring mike orr at four: yes, guys, um george jr coming up next.
Here we go yeah yeah for real um george george cambosas cambosos.
I wonder if he’s greek, hmm um knuckle up fans who are still here.
We had some technical difficulties.
We had to uh get our producer to uh, break out the leash or whip and uh whoop, the minions into shape to have them bring.
You me for the day, because you know you can’t go without seeing me.
Why you’re here, because i’m here to bring you the young, the hungry, the undefeated, the nasty the the knockout kings, whatever you want, i’m here to bring you what you guys want.
That’S why i’m here anyways we’re here we started late, let’s get to it.
Graham thanks for sticking around.
You know, i know you’re a very busy man.
You know that uh very busy man, um yeah man, we’re talking about him.
George georgie georgie cambosos jr honestly, was supposed to have a fight just recently and unfortunate it uh.
It didn’t work out that way.
Um triller decided to pull the plug on tia fomo lopez versus cambosos jr triller throws in the towel on that fight after racking up 10 million in promotion costs.
Three months after reece after a re-sounding success.
Promoting a mike tyson exhibition match with roy jones jr trailer fight club, rocked the boxing world by dropping this ridiculous, like this fight that was already supposed to happen, i’m very upset about it.
Um, who knows what they’re doing are they going to stay in boxing? I guess uh, who knows man um trailer, will no longer so they’ve gone down and they’ve said: okay on saturday, nearly 10 million and in the hole with several date changes no fight and nothing to show for it.
Trailer ceo told yahoo sports it has given up on promoting the ibf mandatory title defense between lopez and cambosos, and it recharges its course.
Uh ceo, the ceo, said that triller will no longer promote what became known as a freak show or carnival act.
Fights featuring long, retired, boxers and or celebrities will try to create a new entertainment platform that combines well-known musical acts and legitimate and competitive boxing matches.
So guys you’ve heard that they uh they’re tired of the freak, show they’re tired of the circus they’re tired of um.
You know a rap concert with fighting intermissions of guys that nobody knows or who are irrelevant to the boxing game today.
So trailers decided to go.
I’M out um, so i don’t know what’s going to happen here, man because you know cambod, he was the mandatory uh he’s an australian professional boxer, boxer who’s held the ibf pan pacific lightweight title since 2017.
He previously held the australian, uh nw or nsw, australian, wba, paba and wba oceana lightweight titles.
Between 2013 and 2017.
He was born in sydney, australia to parents, parents of greek descent what’d, i say, graham you got it.
I got it.
Man uh his grandparents hail from sparta 300 yeah yeah, um cabozos has the famous spartan army war cry, never retreat, never surrender tattooed on his body uh.
In his homage to his heritage uh he became he became.
He began playing junior rugby um at a young age.
Uh was often bullied as a child being overweight, so his father enrolled him in boxing classes at 11.
It always seems it always seems to be something like that.
Eh yeah, hey my kid’s, getting bullied at school, so we’re going to take him down to the local gym, we’re going to stick him in there and we’ll teach him how to punch people in the face.
Yeah seems that seems like you know, a really really good idea.
Just don’t do it too young guys or else you’ll end up like me, where my kid was suspended 11 times before grade 2.
Don’T do that! It’S not a good thing.
It’S really not good to teach them very, very young, and so they can understand the difference between when gloves are on and when gloves are off so yeah him being bullied.
You know sent to boxing classes.
Uh cambodia’s quickly dropped the excess weight and was placed uh in a development squad where he was coached by ricky stewart who found himself at a crossroads as a teenager when he forced to choose between boxing and rugby good good call.
Buddy good call honestly and truthfully good call.
You decided to uh, you know, go with boxing, be a man about it.
That’S awesome, that’s great! You know.
December 2019 cambodia’s faces toughest opponent, former ibf lightweight champion mickey bay.
He won the boat split decision on the undercard of terrence crawford um 31st 2020 cambodia’s defeats former ibf world champion lee selby split decision, so you know he’s climbing these ranks putting that belt on his waist and now he is the mandatory for tiffa lopez.
But this fight has been taking forever forever another one of these another one of these wilder fury, effin stupidness that goes on in the world, with all these politics and all this crap, and now, when we get it underway, it was supposed to go about october.
The 4th, what ends up happening trailer’s like hey man, we’re not going to be a circus anymore man we’re done with that, because you know what i didn’t get me anywhere.
We want to be a real promotional company, so you know what we’re gon na do we’re gon na take this ibf fight and we’re just gon na go blow it away, because you know what it didn’t mean: nothing right.
You want to be serious, promotional company and you get rid of a serious fight like what that was wrong with you like.
This is big triller come on.
You spent 10 million 10 million dollars in the whole promoting thing, and then you just you just decide to say no like it’s.
It’S unbelievable um, cambodia’s junior he’s managed by peter khan, promoted by lou de bella uh back back a little while ago.
He was uh training with manny, pacquiao and uh, taking all he could by uh pacquiao’s uh tutelage and uh the tips and tricks that he was given and um.
You know what he soaked them up and loves every minute that he did uh his his main trainer is um.
I believe i believe it’s javier javier centino and that’s his main trainer he’s um.
You know this guy cambosos.
I like watching this kid man, but he hasn’t been in the ring in such a long time.
Uh we’ve been waiting for this everybody’s really been waiting for this man.
I’Ve been waiting to see tia foam, get in the damn ring and yeah.
You know like i.
I feel like it’s been: it’s been forever since i talked about tia fomo, especially you know him getting in the ring last time.
I think we were talking about him jumping promotional ships because he wanted more damn money, but uh yeah, uh, george camposo’s junior sydney, new south wales he’s ranked number one out of 28 in the light division in in australia.
He’S ranked sixth uh in the worlds out of 1703 by box wreck is what they’re saying, but he is the mandatory for the ibf.
His last fight was october 31st, 2020 against lee selby, the fight before that was december of 2019.
So we’re going to hopefully this guy is not a little ring rusty.
You know he’s um, 19-0, 10 knockouts.
He goes by the alias of ferocious.
You know 68 inch reach five, nine and a half.
You know not a big dude, but let’s uh.
Let’S hope that he can break out that ferociousness and uh you know channel his inner animal and uh come through and uh bring tia fomo a fight if it ever gets underway.
Like we never know, what’s gon na happen with this, you know, i believe i believe this fight has been scheduled twice already and we’re still waiting to see.
What’S going on it’s it’s kind of ridiculous, so i don’t know what uh i don’t know what to say guys.
I was hoping that uh we, you know, we would see this guy, but unfortunately we have not um it’s funny, though, because trailer seems to still be going with their barclay, their barclay event, which is um october 16th.
I believe so.
I don’t know what’s going on here, man, i don’t know why they would just drop drop, a fight that the entire the entire boxing community has.
You know patiently been waiting for money money, so you know tia, fomo and george will meet at the barclays center in new york city for the trailer fight club october 3rd never happen here.
You’Ll find everything you need to know.
No, you won’t because they’re not telling us so guys.
It must be a money thing.
It must be something i don’t know, though, for trailer to be 10 million in the hole and just dump this there’s a lot going on guys we’re going to get behind it.
We’Re going to find out the news, we’re going to tell you this seems kind of kind of stupid kind of fishy.
You know it’s uh, you know it’s it’s it’s boxing politics.
What do you want? You know this is.
This is why i say that the politics take over way too much.
This is why i say women’s boxing is becoming more exciting than men’s, because the women don’t go through this man.
They get the date, they do their training, they show up and they fight.
That’S all they do they, don’t they don’t moan, they don’t whine, they get in there.
They smash each other out.
The winner leaves that’s it it’s over done.
Why can the men not do this? Why must it be back and forth back and forth? You know what back and forth it up.
Well you’re in the ring.
You know what i mean, or back and forth, and up at the press conference at the weigh-in.
You don’t talk, talk to each other’s face.
That’S what you do! Man through media through media through media – all this that oh look at this – no we’re fighting scandal because they’re gon na cover – oh, this is happening because i got this come on man just getting dammering already man we’re tired of this crap.
You know what these belts are sitting on these guys shoulders too long and and they’re not changing hands, because these guys are fighting – and it’s like that with a lot of these guys.
These fights need to happen and they need to happen quick, because i’m getting sick and tired of hearing this crap and watching these fights get postponed.
You know man, i’m here to see knock-ups, i’m here to see people get smashed and we don’t get to see it and it’s very, very upsetting.
You know it would be interesting in this whole world of boxing.
I i’m reporting on a pretty daily basis.
Now about all these different fights that are taking place around the world, frankly by companies i haven’t even heard of, and i’m pretty sure their boxing events are just as competitive and just as fun to watch as are any american and or european fight going on.
So it kind of makes me wonder, you know, like is 10 million dollars really a lot of money, for these guys must not be because, quite frankly, the world of boxing is filled with fights every single week and we’re not seeing them.
So i think, once competition once once competition for broadcast rights or live streaming, rights enters the fold and that gets democratized and we, the people, get to see stuff on our tvs or on our small screens on our midsize screens.
This world of boxing is going to change because then triller won’t own the right to just simply cancel a fight because they can afford to lose 10 million dollars for whatever reason yeah, you know.
What’S inside the opinion, just you wait and see when we, for example, get to start live streaming.
Events, yes, and we have 18 different platforms on which to distribute this content and millions of boxing fans around the world can watch it.
That’S when triller’s going to say if they can do it, you know we better anyway, just you wait and see i’m patiently patiently waiting, graham they’re, not they don’t hold the monopoly for long.
No, no, they don’t.
You know, honestly, i’m thinking right now.
You know george cambosos jr.
His promoter is lou de bella.
I think lou, if you’re out there listening or i’m gon na contact you on twitter later.
Maybe you should pick this fight up and get it happening.
Man on on your promotions like come on.
Let’S get this fight going, pay these guys the damn money, let’s get them in the ring.
Let’S see those belts change hand, let’s see somebody go to sleep.
No more of this talking.
You know no more blaming kovid, no more blaming this! You know just get in the damn ring, get it done.
Let’S see this fight, i mean think about it.
If this, if anheuser-busch wanted to promote a fight, they could they’d be very easy, but would they know how to livestream it? Maybe not so, quite frankly, we fill that void.
So, if all it requires is a series of different partners, you guys provide the fighters we’ll provide the ring, we’ll provide the cameras, you guys boom instant, and what do you have lots of fans fans around the world who want to see boxing good boxing great boxing? Excellent boxing, so if if these guys are going to hold this, you know by the throat and say yeah for 10 million we’re willing to drop it see you later fan yeah, you know it’s.
Um relations between lopez and top rank turned sour.
After top rank offered lopez, 1.
25 million to face cambodia’s junior uh, his contract, minimum uh with lopez and top rank not coming to an agreement, the fight went to a purse bid and on february 25th is when tw triller won that first bid for six million to Stage the fight between the two of them on april 16th, the fight was initially announced for june 5th at uh lone depot park in miami uh, with the undercard involving an exhibition between kevin mcbride and former undisputed cruiser rate and heavyweight world champion evander holyfield.
But it was rescheduled for june 19th, um with holyfield and mcbride being removed from the undercard before once again being pushed back on the august 14th due to lopez testing positive for covid19.
That’S why it didn’t happen.
So now we come to this date and all of a sudden trailer just says you know what screw it i’m done, but they’ve already, you know this purse bid here here we’re gon na bid six million bucks to have this happen.
You know tia fomo was talking a lot of crap after uh after he was offered that 1.
25 million and and talking about jumping ship if he doesn’t get paid right and all this well, you know what serves him right man.
He bit the hand that fed him.
Now look at him: where are you now tia fomo? You know you cry, you cry.
You cry! Oh 1.
How many fights you have about 16.
So what you’re undefeated yeah? I can show you guys that are 40.
You know you know what i mean, but you got the belts.
Congratulations, but you know what you do you and you moan too much, and then you know it’s too good to be true.
The grass is always greener on the other side yeah here here, i’m going to get a big payday with trailer yeah right.
You know what you want.
A big payday go talk to mvp man, he’ll pay you three times the most you’ve ever been paid is what apparently jake paul is doing.
Trying to solidify himself, as one of the best promoters in the game is what he wants to do now.
He’S also talking about not fighting tyrone woodley and saying, there’s loopholes in this because he wants to become a real boxer, really yeah like come on jake paul i’ll tattoo this on myself and come and knock you out for free.
How about that seriously? You know where i’ll tattoo the thing i’ll tattoo right on my forehead says.
I love you.
I love you jake paul and that’s the last thing you’ll see before you go to sleep man, these guys, i’m so sick and tired of this.
This crap man and all this stuff and what it’s doing unboxing we need just real fights man, real belts, changing hands, champions, fighting champions, that’s what we need.
Unfortunately, we don’t get to see lopez camposos.
I brought him up today, cambod’s undefeated, you know he’s still young he’s still hungry.
You know he wants to get in there.
He wants to get it done, man, the guy’s, only 28 years old.
You know really really.
You know he’s he’s a he’s he’s very good to watch.
Man he’s he’s a pleasure to watch box so guys.
I urge you to go and watch these guys fights man, there’s lots of them.
Go watch them keep your fingers crossed like.
I will that eventually they get a damn date and some promoter decides to step up and pay the damn money that tfomo wants to get in the damn ring.
So you’ve heard my rant guys, i’m sorry, my story got on late.
I’M sorry that i’ve been bitching a lot and talking about you know all the crap going on.
But yes, i am looking forward to this weekend.
Lots of heavyweights guys remember wilder jared big baby they’re.
All on there, man, we got ta watch it so tomorrow, hump day, we’ll have something good for you.
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