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Lomachenko is not concerned about Kambosos' resignation threats – Boxing News 24


Vasyl Lomachenko is amused by his opponent George Kambosos Jr's talk of sending him into retirement on Saturday in their fight for the vacant IBF lightweight title.

Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) believes Kambosos (21-2, 10 KOs) is playing the game by saying outrageous things, but “it’s not serious.” These are the Art of War mind tricks that Kambosos is using to try and knock Lomachenko off his feet ahead of their fight at the RAC Arens in Perth, Australia.

Kambosos resorts to mind games

Kambosos' mind games worked well for him against Teofimo Lopez in 2020, but he was dealing with a guy who can be easily broken mentally. It didn't take long for Kambosos to get Teofimo to reconsider and not fight at his best.

Against two-time Olympic champion and former three-division world champion Lomachenko, these tricks won't work for Kambosos. Loma was nearby and saw all this with his opponents. However, Kambosos' remarks may help attract the interest of fans who see it as confidence on his part, even if it is a false narrative.

Kambosos will have to find the form he had to beat Teofimo because of how he looked in his recent fights against Maxie Hughes and Devin Haney; he will almost certainly lose to Lomachenko.

Will the tricks work on Lomachenko?

Kambosos knows he's up against it and picked up his third loss in his last four fights. If it's a one-sided fight as many believe it could be Kambosos, I don't think he can take another loss and get a better shot at a world title in the future.

Top Rank will still have Kambosos under contract, so they are using him as a test horse for their younger lightweight contenders Abdullah Mason, Keyshawn Davis and Raymond Muratalla to bring attention to the former world champion.

“That's what he thinks. It is hard to explain. Why, if this did not happen, then how will it happen? So this is just talk. It’s not serious,” Vasiliy Lomachenko told Top Rank Boxing, reacting to George Kambosos Jr. saying he plans to retire him on Saturday.

“You can’t show how strong you are in a face-off. It's part of the game.”

“I think he understands what kind of guy is in front of him. These are two warriors,” Kambosos said.


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