Ukrainian maestro, Vasyl Lomachenko looks to capture world championship gold once more on May 12. as he takes on IBO lightweight champion, George Kambosos Jr. – in an IBF championship fight, with the Olympian closing as a significantly impressive betting favorite to hand the Australian a title fight defeat in his return to the squared circle.
Lomachenko, who himself boasts a 17-3 professional boxing record, following a gold laden and well-documented amateur career, has been sidelined since he dropped a close decision loss to Devin Haney in the pair’s lightweight crown back in May of last year in the pair’s championship pairing.
Himself snapping a two-fight losing skid to common-foe, Haney back in July, Kambosos Jr. turned in a decision win over Maxi Hughes in Oklahoma, winning the undisputed IBO lightweight crown over the course of 12 rounds against the British fighter.
And clashing for the vacant lightweight crown under the scrutiny of the IBF in Perth on May 11. – Lomachenko is currently closing as a massive -800 betting favorite to beat the +475 betting underdog, Kambosos Jr.
Along with betting odds available to punters and players ahead of Lomachenko’s return against Kambosos Jr. – a host of bettors and players can also avail of a host of eye-catching and interesting virtual and live casino games, as festivities hit ‘Down Under’ once more, for one of the country’s biggest boxing matches in recent memory.
A striking slickster and mover, Lomachenko has been credited as one of the best locomotion fighters in the history of professional boxing, winning two separate Olympic gold medals at the featherweight and lightweight limit at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games in Beijing, and London, respectively.
Turning professional back in 2013 following his second Olympic gold medal win, Lomachenko five years later with a knockout win over Jorge Linares, following a WBO junior lightweight title win over fellow two time Olympic gold medal winner, Guillermo Rigondeaux the year prior.
Winning in three subsequent title fight outings, Lomachenko would turn in wins over the trio of Jose Pedraza, Anthony Crolla, and won the WBC lightweight crown in a decision win over Luke Campbell.
Suffering his championship losses with the WBA, and WBO, Lomachenko found himself on the receiving end of a 12-round judging loss to Teofimo Lopez in an unsuccessful pursuit of an IBF lightweight crown.
And before his most recent loss to Haney last year, Lomachenko would work in wins over Masayoshi Nakatani, Richard Commey, and Jamaine Ortiz.
Enjoying a stunning winning run over 20 separate opponents before his string of consecutive decision defeats to San Francisco native, Haney, Kambosos Jr. beat Lee Selby in a non-title fight – before winning WBA, IBF, and IBO lightweight spoils with a split decision win over the above-mentioned common-foe, Teofimo Lopez.
Boasting a 21-2 professional record, Sydney native, Kambosos Jr. has so-far landed 10 separate knockout victory stoppages, to go with a further 11 triumphs by way of decision during his professional boxing career.