Vasyl Lomachenko and Geroge Kambosos have both been presented with a chance to get back a world title when they face off in May down in Australia.
Both men have formerly held several lightweight belts. Kambosos scored a huge upset win over Teofimo Lopez to lift three of the belts, but then defended against Devin Haney and failed to hold on to the titles.
In an immediate rematch, he lost once more, and Haney went on to become the division’s undisputed champion before moving up. Before then he took a close and some think controversial points win over Lomachenko, who has also lost to Lopez in close fashion.
Kambosos has come back with a win over Brit Maxi Hughes and must now come up against 35-year-old Lomachenko for the vacant IBO and IBF titles.
Now the pair have been taking shots at each other at the press conference over who has the better resume with Lomachenko going first and comparing their fights with Haney.
“If we’re talking about my fight I didn’t lose in my opinion. If we’re talking about Kamobsos versus Haney, he had two chances but he lost.”
Kambosos responded with his own dig.
“I’m not here to say who won or lost, that’s in the past, I’m focussed on May 12 but if we do go to the past, yes, I lost to Haney, but there’s a guy called Teofimo Lopez and you didn’t take your chance, I did.”