Maxi Hughes is set for the biggest fight of his career when he takes on the former unified world lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr this coming Saturday.
For Hughes, this is the reward for what has been a recent run of success for the Englishman, but now he steps out of his comfort zone as he makes the trip over to the States.
Kambosos meanwhile returns to the ring for the first time since back-to-back losses to Devin Haney and now the Australian looks to get back to challenging for world titles with a win over his British rival.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Kambosos Jr vs. Hughes.
- Date: Saturday, July 22
- Time: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. BST
The event is set to get underway at 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. BST. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
“George Kambosos Jr. is still one of the lightweight division’s premier attractions, and he has the chance to get right back to title contention with a win over an upset-minded Maxi Hughes,” said Bob Arum. “Keyshawn Davis is a contender.”
“You picked the worst possible time to get back in the ring with someone like myself,” said Kambosos Jr to Secondsout, talking about Hughes. “It’s a good moment for Maxi to say he fought Kambosos. It’s going to be a very tough night for him. It’ll be pay-per-view back in Australia.
“No disrespect. I’m very focused on him. I get asked about a lot of different names because, obviously, I’ve got a big name in the world of boxing. People love to see me fight. They love to see the blood and guts. They want to hear what I’m going to say.
“You would think that he would vacate the belt and move up and look for another world challenge. It depends on how much money he’s thrown and what makes sense,” said Kamboos.
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