Kambosos walks the talk with 2nd round TKO of Filipino Magboo | Inquirer Sports

Kambosos walks the talk with 2nd round TKO of Filipino Magboo

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 08:27 PM July 15, 2018

Pacquiao’s sparring partner George Kambosos Jr. Photo from Mark Giongco

KUALA LUMPUR — George Kambosos Jr. held nothing back in expressing his intentions to knock out his Filipino foe JR Magboo during an interview with Manila-based scribes days before the fight.

Kambosos, the candid Australian prospect, backed it up on Sunday, letting his fists speak in the ring with a second-round knockout of Magboo in their eight-round lightweight bout.

The 25-year-old Kambosos quickly had Magboo tasting the canvas in the first round before getting the job done in the second with a crushing hook.


Some Filipinos at Axiata Arena also cheered for Kambosos due to his history with Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao.

Kambosos was part of Pacquiao’s training camp for Lucas Matthysse as the main sparring partner of the Filipino ring superstar.

Kambosos sparred at least 50 rounds for Pacquiao, who stopped Matthysse in the seventh round to win the WBA welterweight crown. Kambosos also served as Pacquiao’s spar mate in the Jeff Horn bout.

The fight between Kambosos (15-0, 9 KOs) and Magboo (17-2, 8 KOs) came shortly after the main event.

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TAGS: Boxing, George Kambosos Jr., Kuala Lumpur, Lucas Matthysse, Manny Pacquiao

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