Undisputed World Boxing Champion George Kambosos has landed in Australia, arriving on a United Airways flight this morning at Terminal 1 of Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.
Kambosos was welcomed by a throng of followers cheering him with Greek and Australian flags as we made it via the gates.
“I’m the face of Australian boxing!” declared the world champ to the keen mainstream media pack at his ft, which for years had ignored him. However at the moment, after a win that had People giving him a standing ovation each actually and metaphorically, Australian media can now not ignore Kambosos, as a result of not solely is he an enormous information merchandise, because of him the eyes of your complete world are actually turned to Australia.
After his impromptu briefing to the press, Kambosos then took footage with followers, together with many kids who had been in awe of the Greek Australian champion.
Greek Metropolis Instances livestreamed the complete homecoming at Sydney airport.
WATCH IT HERE: https://www.fb.com/greekcitytimes/movies/653369396037895/
RESOURCE | ABOUT GEORGE KAMBOSOS Jnr
George Kambosos Jr. (born 14 June 1993) is an Australian skilled boxer who has held the WBA (Tremendous), IBF, WBO and The Ring light-weight titles since November 2021.
Kambosos was born in Sydney, Australia to folks of Greek descent.
His paternal grandparents moved from Sparta to Australia and Kambosos has the well-known Spartan conflict cry “By no means retreat, by no means give up” tattooed on his physique in homage to his heritage.
He started enjoying junior rugby league for the Gymea Gorillas at a younger age and was usually bullied as a toddler for being obese so his father enrolled him in boxing courses at 11 years of age to enhance his health.
Kambosos shortly dropped the surplus weight and was positioned within the Cronulla Sharks growth squad the place he was coached by Ricky Stuart however discovered himself at a crossroad as a young person when he was compelled to decide on between boxing and rugby league. He elected to pursue the boxing pathway and commenced his combating profession by amassing 85 wins in 100 beginner fights earlier than turning skilled.
Kambosos made his skilled boxing debut in Could 2013, on the age of 19, when he confronted Filipino fighter Jayson Mac Gura and was victorious by way of a second spherical technical knockout. In December 2016, he captured the WBA Oceania title by beating world quantity 9 Brandon Ogilvie.
He then went on to face Qamil Balla in Could 2017, whom he defeated by unanimous choice in a ten-round battle. 5 months later, he knocked out Krai Setthaphon within the ninth spherical and gained the WBA Oceania and IBF Pan Pacific titles within the light-weight division. In June 2017, Kambosos was tabbed by Manny Pacquiao as his predominant sparring companion in preparation for the battle with Jeff Horn and has remained Pacquiao’s predominant sparring companion for his fights after Horn as nicely. In April 2018, Kambosos signed a promotional contract with DiBella Leisure. In Could 2018, he made his debut within the US and knocked out Jose Forero in simply 1 minute and 48 seconds. On 19 January 2019, Kambosos defeated Rey Perez at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner by way of unanimous choice in his second battle on US soil. On 7 June in Athens, Kambosos returned to his fatherland of Greece and knocked out Venezuelan 11–2 (9 KOs) Richard Pena in spherical six in entrance of the packed out Galatsi Olympic Corridor. He known as out former two division world champion José Pedraza after his victory.
On 9 January 2021, the IBF ordered undefeated unified light-weight champion Teófimo López to defend his titles in opposition to Kambosos, their primary contender and necessary challenger.
The battle was initially set for five June 2021 on the Mortgage Depot Park in Miami, Florida, earlier than being postponed a number of occasions, resulting from issues involving López contracting COVID-19, and disputes over the venue of the battle. The battle had gone to purse bids which was gained by Triller with a profitable bid of over US$6 million. Nevertheless, on 6 October, it transpired that the IBF had discovered Triller in default of its contract obligation to stage the battle, and that its rights could be awarded to the second highest bidder, Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom, and the battle was proven stay completely on the streaming service DAZN.
Kambosos gained the bout by way of break up choice to develop into the brand new unified light-weight world champion. One choose had it 114–113 for López, whereas the opposite two judges scored the bout 115–112 and 115–111 in favour of Kambosos.[Wiki]