AIR DATE: Apr 05 2021 09:14UTC
EPISODE: Episode 1
George Kambosos Jr. | Neil the Deal | Talkin Fight
George Kambosos Jr. is an Australian professional boxer of Greek descent, 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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World welcome once again to another exciting episode of neil the deal as we go around the world and we’ve been going around the world for the past few weeks.
Haven’T we neil we’ve been going to uh south america, central america, north america, over to britain uh? Have we done in japan, uh japan fighters, maybe maybe but speaking of asia, and that whole uh neck of the woods we’re going down to australia today, if i’m not mistaken, is that right? That is correct.
Graham, yes, thanks for having me out nice to see you again graham good evening, all you talk and fight fans.
Neil the deal show uh buddies thanks a lot for uh coming out and checking out the show yeah we’re gon na we’re gon na talk about an australian fighter.
I know there’s not a lot of big fighters out of australia.
There is a few but uh.
This guy seems to be at the uh, the forefront right now and he has been for a while.
So i thought, he’d be a really good guy to talk about.
His name is george cambosos jr cambosos jr, so george cambosos jr is uh, we’ll just let you guys know the reason why we’re talking probably about him.
A lot of you guys have probably never heard of him, but he’s scheduled to fight teo, firmo lopez, uh june 5th, i believe in miami florida they keep.
They keep going back and forth new york city miami florida, but i believe it’s going to be june 5th.
In miami florida – and he is the ibf mandatory challenger for the title – so that’s it’s interesting – how they they’ve decided to to match those two guys up, and i thought it’d be really good to talk about uh george cambosol’s junior tonight, because uh, like i said, i’ve Been watching him for the last couple of years, and this is his big shot.
This is you know when you get the big shot.
Graham, this is his big shot and he seems to be very well prepared, he’s a very confident fighter.
He always has been, and i kind of like him to be honest with you, i kind of like you know, uh we’re going to talk about him and at the end, uh we’ll have a little prediction about.
What’S going to happen with the upcoming fight, so his uh, his nickname, is ferocious that’ll.
Tell you right away what he’s all about ferocious watch him fight he’s covered in tattoos and he is pretty ferocious he’s.
Uh he’s got a very aggressive style uh.
He definitely went when guys are down and out he.
He smells blood and he takes him out he’s a very confident fighter.
Um, it’s like he’s got nothing to lose.
This is what i liked about him is he’s a real underdog, really like, obviously, against lopez, he’s going to be a huge underdog, but he’s got nothing to lose and when you got nothing to lose you’re just going to give it your all.
You know and he’s really coming out, saying he’s prepared for this and i’ve been keeping up on him and there’s a couple things we’re going to talk about in a bit.
You’Ll see why so he was born uh june 14th.
That makes him 27 years old.
Where uh lopez is 23, so he’s a little older than lopez uh, he was born in sydney, australia so, and he also resides in sydney, australia.
So that would be nice sydney.
Australia would be a nice place to grow up.
No doubt he started his pro career.
Graham in uh, 2013 and guys 2013 then he’s a present active fighter, like i say, he’s still fighting and he has a real big fight coming up.
So we’ll just keep your eyes peeled for this one he’s in the lightweight division.
So again, we’re talking about lightweight guys and he got lost in the mix.
As far as i was concerned, i was looking at him, but when you got your devin haney’s and your javonta davises and your ryan garcias and your teofermo lopez’s and lomanchenko, and all these guys in that division, he kind of got he’s not really getting all the The credit that i believe that he’s due so i i think you know honestly, i think he’s got a really good shot here you i know most people don’t think, but i actually think he’s got a good shot because of that uh because of the fact that He’S such an underdog, but he’s not within himself.
You know like he really believes in himself and he’s a really really good fighter, all-around good fighter, so he started boxing when he was uh 11 years old and he was also involved in rugby uh agram in australia.
Probably australia yeah that australian rules rugby ever see that stuff love it yeah, that’s a heck of a sport there in itself.
You know what i mean so he’s.
Definitely tough like there’s.
No doubt about it.
You got to be really tough to play australian rules.
Rugby so and he’s been doing it since he was a junior kid like a very young child, so around 11 years old his dad decided to get him into boxing, and then he started excelling in both sports.
So he had to make a decision at some point which sport he was going to pursue.
You know once he got up into his teens and both both sports were uh.
He was, he was excelling at both of them so, but he chose boxing and uh he’s been he’s been amazing.
You know he’s got a lot of heart.
That’S what i like about him too.
I love fighters that have heart right and uh.
He he’s he’s got a his motor, never stops in the ring.
The four or five fights that i seen him in.
He just goes the whole time right.
Just just goes like like oh the whole fight.
He does not stop, he doesn’t rest.
So it tells me that he’s in really good shape, that’s for sure, and he uh he’s been he’s been.
Basically he’s he’s been taking out everybody to this point, so he’s uh he’s.
Definitely somebody that we’re gon na keep our eye on and i think guys out there you guys should be keeping your eye on uh on george camposo’s junior as well, so he had a lot of amateur boats.
He had a hundred amateur boats in australia and uh.
He won 85 of them so he’s he got some great experience growing up with those 100 amateur bouts and uh, and then he had the 15 losses, but that that all comes when you’re, an amateur.
You know you’re just a kid and you’re you’re learning the craft.
So 85 wins is, is, is a heck of a lot of wins in an amateur amateur situation for sure no doubt about it.
He didn’t get into the olympic program or anything he was talking about that a little while ago, but he decided to uh turn pro.
So let’s go over.
His pro totals uh.
His pro totals.
He has had 19 pro fights to date, of which he has 19 wins is undefeated uh.
He has 10 knockouts.
That gives him a knockout percentage of 53.
So he’s undefeated and he’s the number one mandatory challenger from the ibf, so he’s looking to me, like i say i i’ve been watching him and he’s he could be one of those i could be the upset of the year.
Almost you know what i’m saying this.
Could be the upside of the year because uh lopez has got to put all five titles up that night.
So, if george pulls this one off it’ll, it probably will go down as the upset of the year and i’m not counting him out.
Honestly, he’s got a good shot, i’m telling you he’s gon na come out really hard.
I know that so, but lopez uh, you know we all know who he is so this is gon na be a very interesting fight, so he turned pro like.
I said at 19 years old and then he went on.
He won a bunch of titles, graham that are sort of the asian area.
Titles type of thing, like he’s, never been a world champion.
This is his first shot at a world championship, uh belt, and here he’s got to fight the guy.
Who’S got all the belts, so if, if there’s ever a chance to to do it, this is gon na be his chance, no doubt about it.
So in 2013 guys he won the nsw state lightweight title now.
I never even heard of the nsw lightweight title, so i had to look it up and it’s the new south wales, new south wales, lightweight title.
So that was interesting is in 2013, because he’s been fighting in australia and down in the south there and all around the islands and stuff in asia.
You know he’s this is where he’s had all his place.
He’S had a couple of fights in the states recently, but his his career basically from the start, was uh.
You know all down there.
He also in 2014.
He won the australian lightweight title, so he was the country’s champion.
All right, which is uh.
You know he’s very well known in australia, he’s very well known in 2016.
He captured the wba oceana title.
Do you know anything about the oceana titles? Graham uh, not specifically, but they probably follow uh the same category as the amateur titles uh as you lead up to the olympics.
You’Ll find the asian oceania qualifiers, for example, so they’re just talking about that belt of the pacific western belt, the pacific, spanning asia.
Down to australia and likely new zealand and more than likely those various islands, yeah yeah, exactly like indonesia, malaysia, all these islands, all these places in there uh uh all are all along that big belt of of the world there, so yeah, but this.
These are pro titles, but yes, they do have the amateur titles as well, but that’s just the region, it’s called oceana, so that was interesting, uh and then in 2017 he won the ibf uh pan pacific title, which he, which he still holds right now, which is Uh, the pan pacific ibf title, so he still holds that right now and uh.
There’S a there was a really good see.
I had heard when manny pacquiao was fighting a guy named jeff horn a few years ago.
Do you remember that fight graham against jeff horn, australian guy jeff horn beat pacquiao yes yeah, but then pacquiao beat horn.
So it was one of those rematch things, but but jeff horn is a big australian fighter as well.
When manny pacquiao was uh preparing to fight jeff horn, he brought george cambosos cambosos jr in as his main sparring partner.
So this is where i started thinking wow this guy’s, getting to he’s the main sparring partner for manny pacquiao and right now he remains the main sparring partner for manny.
Pacquiao he’s had over 250 rounds against manny pacquiao so, and you can imagine that manny’s probably giving him a few tips.
If you know what i mean exactly that’s, why that’s why i’m thinking this guy could be a sleeper.
This could be the sleeper of the year.
Pick you know what i mean, i’m telling you lopez might be in for a little more than he figures here.
I don’t know right, so this is going to be like 250 ransom rounds with manny pacquiao, that’s crazy.
So since 2008 in 2018 he made his us debut and he racked up a bunch of wins two or three four or five wins in the u.
s and his most recent fight.
In october 2020 he defeated a former world champion lee selby that that gate – that was for the that was the eliminator for the ivf, uh mandatory challenge and he won that fight uh.
You me uh split decision, i believe and uh, and so here he is, he gets the shot at uh at lopez, which is really really cool.
I’M real i’m kind of happy for a guy like that, because he’s such an underdog, you know what i mean compared to some of these other guys.
You know so yeah in january 2021, they they announced that uh that he was to fight lopez and apparently they’ve changed the date a bunch of times.
But i i hear it’s june 5th in miami florida.
I’Ve heard june 12th, maybe a week later, but right now, as far as i know, it’s going to be june 5th 2021 in miami florida, so we’ll be looking forward to that and uh and i’m really hoping george like i’m i’m i’m definitely thinking he’s got a Shot like i said you know, graham he he’s in there it’s a boxing match, anything can happen, you know anything can happen and he’s, and you watch how aggressive he is in the ring.
He’S he’s not going to go in there and just pretend that he can’t win he’s going in there fully knowing he can win this and he’s telling everybody on social media.
Ah, i’m gon na take him down.
You know they all do say this, but he seems to have a little bit more confidence in both of most of these guys, especially fighting a guy who’s got five titles, so notable fights that he’s had guys.
If you guys want to go check him out.
Uh cam bosos versus lee selby.
We just talked about him.
He was a former world champion.
He also fought another former world champion called mickey bay.
That was a really good fight and uh.
The fight coming up is gon na be probably well.
You know he’s gon na be a favorite lopez.
We all know right, but hey george can bring the thunder from from down under bring the thunder george from down under you know what i mean.
Let’S go george, i really like awesome.
It’Ll be it’ll, be it’ll, be a great fight.
I think you guys will really enjoy it.
I’M going to be watching 101 and uh pulling for george.
To be honest with you, you know it would be.
It would just be an amazing thing for him to go from where he’s come from, like his life and from being from australia, not really getting much uh recognition and stuff to getting.
To this point, i think i think it should be a great fight graham and i’m really looking forward to it.
We always we always end up cheering for the underdogs here in toronto.
Don’T we yeah, it seems.
It seems like that.
I guess so right.
We’Re used to it we’re used to it right, but uh yeah, so guys thanks a lot for coming out and checking out uh the show on george camposo’s junior, keep your eye on him.
Take a look at uh, some of his past fights.
I’M telling you lopez seems to think this is like a this is this is what i’m gon na think he thinks that this guy’s a pushover and he’s then he’s just going to move into that big big fight like another, like a super fight.
Well, guess what i i he could be in for a rude awakening fro with the thunder from down under right, the guy.
Could i’m telling you he’s got a chance, so all to you, george best of luck to you.
I hope everything goes well.
I hope that uh, i hope that you uh get your dream, come true and win the world title and and go on from there.
So thanks a lot guys for everything for the likes the shares you know all the uh subscriptions have been great coming in and uh.
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Graham, i believe yes, sir, yes, sir right on tomorrow, night 7 p.
We’Ll uh we’ll see you guys, then thanks again take care of yourselves have a safe night.
Thank you we’ll see you tomorrow,