On Saturday, July 23, 2023, a 12-round IBF world title eliminator between George Kambosos and Maxi Hughes is scheduled. In Shawnee, Oklahoma, at Firelake Arena, the match will take place.
Emotions ran riot during the weigh-ins earlier today as Kambosos and Hughes locked eyes and pressed up against each other insensitively.
Maxi Hughes has won seven straight matches at this time. In September 2022, “Maximus” defeated previous world champion Kid Galahad, earning a huge victory. The Yorkshire fighter has a professional record of 26 wins, 5 defeats, and 2 draws, establishing himself as a fearsome opponent.
On the other side, George Kambosos stunned the boxing community by defeating Teofimo Lopez to win the undisputed title in November 2021. His subsequent matches, meanwhile, did not go as he had hoped, as he suffered a string of defeats to undefeated champion Devin Haney, the most recent coming in June 2022. The Sydney native has a 20-2 career record.
George Kambosos will be put “in his place” by Maxi Hughes.
Maxi Hughes is committed to pulling off a surprise in Oklahoma and earning a position in the race for the lightweight world championship. Hughes shows a strong feeling of confidence as he prepares to face former unified world champion George Kambosos.
The 33-year-old British man stated his optimism ahead of the fight in a recent interview with Sky Sports:
“When fight night comes around, they’re going to be in for a major surprise because I believe they will have looked at me and thought, ‘He’s got nice rankings, but he’s nobody. He signed with Top Rank, has a sizable fan base, and is an engaging speaker. I’m content to be the quiet, modest guy.
“Then, on fight night, when I have the opportunity, I’ll switch it on and put him in his place. I enjoy having those opportunity and doing that.