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New York, NY (June 21, 2018) Undefeated world-ranked lightweight contender
*”Ferocious” George Kambosos Jr.* (14-0, 8 KOs), of Sydney, Australia, will
return to battle in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sunday, July 15 (Sat. July 14
in the United States) in a 10-round clash against *JR “Star Boy”
Magboo* (17-1-2,
8 KOs), of Batangas, Philippines, it was announced today by* DiBella

“I’m thrilled and very excited to get back in the ring on Manny Pacquiao’s
undercard,” said the 25-year-old Kambosos. “Manny and I have had some
excellent training sessions for this camp and I can’t wait to fight in
Kuala Lumpur. I know that Magboo has lost only once, but I’ll be well
prepared after training with Manny to be victorious.”

“I would like to thank Manny Pacquiao for giving George Kambosos this great
opportunity to fight on his undercard in Malaysia,” said Lou DiBella,
President of DiBella Entertainment. “All of us at DiBella Entertainment
believe that Kambosos is a star with the potential to become a champion.
This is a great opportunity for him to showcase his talent on the undercard
of a future hall-of-famer and a legend.”

*Kambosos vs. Magboo* will take place at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, on the undercard of the WBA welterweight world title bout between
boxing legend and challenger Manny Pacquiao and champion Lucas Matthysse.

Currently ranked #11 by the World Boxing Organization and #14 by the
International Boxing Federation, the all-action Kambosos made his
triumphant United States debut onMay 5, with a stunning first-round
knockout of Jose Forero at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.

For the last few weeks, Kambosos has trained and sparred alongside Pacquiao
as he prepares to win another welterweight world title. Trained by former
heavyweight contender Justin Fortune, Kambosos also worked with Pacquiao in
Los Angeles last summer in preparation for the Filipino’s clash with Jeff

A sports star in his native Australia, Kambosos stopped Krai Setthaphone in
the ninth round on October 13, 2017, in front of a huge crowd headlining at
the Melbourne Pavilion in Victoria, Australia.

Most recently, Magboo stopped Prell Tupas in the first round on May 13, in
Marilao, Philippines.