George Kambosos next fight: When, where, what to know about 2024 fight with Vasiliy Lomachenko

George Kambosos will take on Vasiliy Lomachenko for the vacant IBF lightweight title in Perth on Sunday, May 12.

The long-rumoured bout has now been confirmed, with Kambosos set to bring a third world title fight to Australian shores.

Here’s everything you need to know about the fight.

When is Kambosos vs Lomachenko?

The pair, who have both been unified world champions at lightweight, will face off at Perth’s RAC Arena on May 12 for the vacant IBF title at 135-pounds.

Where will Kambosos vs Lomachenko take place?

Perth’s 15,000-capacity RAC Arena is the landing spot for the pair, who are each looking to regain a world title at 135-pounds.

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Having held belts at featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight, two-time Olympic gold medallist Lomachenko was dethroned by Teofimo Lopez in 2020.

Lopez then dropped the unified titles to Kambosos in late 2021.

In his first attempted defence, Kambosos was defeated by Devin Haney in Melbourne, before the American repeated the result in the rematch to retain the undisputed title.

Haney then put those belts on the line against Lomachenko and came away with a close unanimous decision victory.

Kambosos vs. Lomachenko live stream

In Australia, fans can purchase the fight through Kayo PPV here.

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Kambosos vs. Lomachenko tickets

General sale tickets for the event dropped on Friday, February 2.

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George Kambosos vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko fight card

Organisers have confirmed two other world title fights will feature on the undercard, although the matchups are yet to be announced.

  • George Kambosos vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko for the vacant IBF lightweight title

George Kambosos’ past fights

Kambosos was awarded a controversial victory over Maxi Hughes in March 2023. Kambosos scored 117-111 and 115-113 on two of the scorecards, with the third judge calling the fight even at 114-114. 

Hughes initially considered an appeal to the IBF but Kambosos shut down any discussion of a robbery

Kambosos’ previous fights were both against Devin Haney; the first was for undisputed status in the lightweight division, and the second was a contractual rematch, both of which Kambosos lost via UD. 

Before this, Kambosos shocked the world in 2021, taking out Teofimo Lopez in New York and winning the IBF, WBA, and WBO lightweight titles.

George Kambosos career record and bio 

  • Nationality: Australian
  • Born: June 14, 1993
  • Height: 5’9″ (175cm)
  • Reach: 68 inches (173cm)
  • Total fights: 22
  • Record: 21-2 with 10 wins via knockout

Vasiliy Lomachenko career record and bio

  • Nationality: Ukrainian
  • Born: February 17, 1988
  • Height: 5’7″ (170cm)
  • Reach: 65 1/2 inches (166cm)
  • Total fights: 20
  • Record: 17-3 with 11 wins via knockout


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