Jul 22 2023
Saturday

FireLake Arena, Shawnee, United States

12 round contest @ Lightweight
20-2-0
MD 12

Score cards

  • 117-111
  • 115-113
  • 114-114
MD 12
26-5-2

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Eliminator For

IBF World Lightweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
33
5' 9" / 176 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
66.9" / 170 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

UDUDSDSDSD
Form
MDUDUDTKOUD
20
Wins
26
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
2
Loses
5
0
Draws
2
2013
Debut
2010

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

7
The Ring
9
11
WBA
-
11
WBC
12
14
WBO
-
8
IBF
9

George Kambosos vs Maxi Hughes report


Who won Kambosos vs Hughes?

George Kambosos beat Maxi Hughes by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 22nd July 2023 at FireLake Arena in Shawnee.

The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 115-113, 114-114 in favor of winner George Kambosos.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was an eliminator for the vacant IBF lightweight championship of the world.

Also, on the undercard Keyshawn Davis was victorious over Francesco Patera and Giovani Santillan beat Erick Bone.

Kambosos vs Hughes stats

Back in July 2023, George Kambosos stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.

Maxi Hughes made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws.

George Kambosos was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.

Kambosos Jnr had a height advantage of 2 inches over Hughes. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

George Kambosos fought out of the orthodox stance, while Maxi Hughes was a southpaw.

Kambosos Jnr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 8 months later than Hughes, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 77 less professional rounds, 166 to Hughes' 243.

George Kambosos went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC, 14 by the WBO and 8 by the IBF at lightweight.

Maxi Hughes was ranked number 12 by the WBC and 9 by the IBF in the 135lb division.

Kambosos vs Hughes form

George Kambosos had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Devin Haney on 16th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight, WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Devin Haney on 5th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their The Ring Lightweight, WBA World Lightweight, IBF World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne.

Going into that contest, he had won against Teofimo Lopez on 27th November 2021 by split decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight and IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.

Before that, he had beat Lee Selby on 31st October 2020 by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

He had defeated Mickey Bey on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Hughes had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Kid Galahad on 24th September 2022 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Ryan Walsh on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Yorkshire.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jovanni Straffon on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds.

Before that, he had beat Paul Hyland Jnr on 19th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their BBBOC British Lightweight championship fight at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire.

He had won against Viktor Kotochigov on 9th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Maxi Hughes had been fighting more than George Kambosos.

Going to this contest, George Kambosos had last fought 9 months and 6 days ago, while Maxi Hughes' last outing had been 9 months and 28 days ago.

Kambosos Jnr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.

Hughes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.8 rounds on average.

What time did Kambosos vs Hughes start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at FireLake Arena, Shawnee, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Kambosos vs Hughes?

The ESPN show is expected to begin at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST. The Sky Sports Action broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (GTM).

What were the odds on Kambosos vs Hughes?

George Kambosos was a 2/7 (-340) favourite going into the contest, while Maxi Hughes made his way into the ring at 13/5 (+260) with oddsmakers.

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3 thoughts on “Kambosos vs Hughes

  • A bad night for the judges which adds to boxings reputation for dodgy decisions.

    It happens in the UK as well so i’m not just pointing my finger at the Septics.

    Maxi Hughes will always feel hard done by and Kambosos will always have the guilt that the better man lost.

  • Another black eye for boxing. Hughes was a clear winner on points. The ref, whom I have respect for, missed the elbows by Hughes. This was in NO way a title fight. Boxing, in my fight days, never would recognize a loser to entertain the thought of fighting for a title. Ring magazine used to contact me, respecting my knowledge of the sport. I hope the ref watchces film and visualizes the elbows. Kambosos’ could hardly land any punches and never had Hughes , in any trouble. The former does not deserve another title fight.

  • Hughes had that fight won big time. Score cards were WAAAAAAAY off the marks.. Idk what fight these judges were watching. The boxing commission needs to up the requirements for these bouts. Absurd!

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