Two former lightweight champions have the chance to win a belt at 135lbs once again this Saturday.

Both Vasily Lomachenko and George Kambosos Jr. held the unified titles, but were defeated by Teofimo Lopez Jr. and Devin Haney, respectively.

With Haney moving up the weight classes, they now contest the vacant IBF strap.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Lomachenko vs. Kambosos.

When is Lomachenko vs. Kambosos?
  • Date: Saturday, May 11 
  • Time: 8pm ET / 1am UK time (Sunday)
  • Main event ringwalks (approx): 11pm ET / 4am UK time (Sunday)

    The main event is due to start with ringwalks at 11pm ET / 4am UK time, with the event start time around 8pm ET / 1am UK time. All timings can be affected by the length of fights on the undercard.

    What has been said?

    Vasiliy Lomachenko:

    Speaking with Fox Sports Australia over the weekend, Lomachenko said it wasn’t difficult for him to pick Australia’s top fighter from a list of stars that also includes Sam Goodman, Liam Paro, Andrew Moloney and Liam Wilson.

    George Kambosos Jr:

    Speaking to BoxingScene, Kambosos said he would have to be flexible to grab a win at the weekend.

    “I've had a tremendous game plan and camp, with fantastic sparring partners who emulate Lomachenko to a T, and I have game plans from A to Z,” he said. “You have to adapt against a guy like Lomachenko.

    “Lomachenko has great IQ and he's tremendous on the feet, but he likes to come forward, too. We have our own tricks up our sleeves. Do we have to bully him? We're going to wait and see. I'll be ready to adapt, and it will be an electric fight to remember.

    “I'm very explosive and dynamic. I fear no man. I step to the best. My resume speaks for itself. I want a tough action fight. I want a brawl.

    “This is exciting and motivating, against a fighter I've admired and manifested fighting. The atmosphere is going to be incredible.”



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