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Aussie boxing world champ locks in title defence date in Melbourne, but opponent still unknown

Australian undisputed lightweight boxing champion George Kambosos Jr will defend his three world title belts at Melbourne’s Docklands Stadium on June 5.

However, the Sydneysider — who stunned the boxing world with his shock defeat of Teófimo López in November — says the stadium super-fight will not necessarily be against Ukrainian Vasiliy Lomachenko.

While admitting Lomachenko had edged into favouritism, Kambosos said American Devin Haney remained in the hunt.

“They are both still in the running,” Kambosos said. “I think Lomachenko has started to creep close to the finish line and that excites me big time because Lomachenko is a hell of a fighter, a guy who’s won two Olympic gold medals, multiple world titles.


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