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George Kambosos Jr's dream of defending his undisputed world title on home soil appears to have come true.
According to ESPN, the Aussie will defend his lightweight belts at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on June 5.
The reports from ESPN's Mike Coppinger also suggest that he'll face off against former world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko with the Ukrainian having already agreed to a deal.
There's also said to be a rematch clause in the contract.
George Kambosos is coming home for the first defence of his undisputed lightweight belt.- ESPN Australia & NZ (@ESPNAusNZ) February 15, 2022
Kambosos' next fight will be held at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, with Vasiliy Lomachenko already believed to have agreed to a deal.
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Initial reports suggested that Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis or WBC king Devin Haney could be next in line for a shot at undisputed title, but it seems Lomachenko has now emerged as the favourite.
"We are talking to the Kambosos Jr people about Loma going to Australia, which Loma is prepared to do," Lomachenko's promoter Bob Arum said back in January.
"It would be a huge fight in Australia. But we have a Covid-19 problem to clear, which I think we can do.
"This fight, against Kambosos Jr in Australia, is my first-choice for Loma.
"Loma is well-prepared to do it."
And it appears Lomachenko is chomping at the bit at the prospect of entering enemy territory to take on Kambosos Jr in his own backyard.
"Of course. I need this chance. I would take it," Lomachenko said.
"In this weight division, we have a lot of great fighters so we can organise great fights."
For Kambosos Jr, a bloke who has fought all over the world throughout his careeer, he has made no secret of the fact that he wants to fight in Australia next.
Even after Teofimo Lopez made the bizarre claim that he actually won their bout back in November 2021, Kambosos Jr had the perfect reply.
"You're a bit a bit delusional, brother," he said in his in-ring interview with DAZN.
"I've got the belts, I won the fight. Look at your face.
"I'll give you respect, I came here [to New York] so take it like a champ and move on. We'll do it again in Australia in front of 80,000 people. Me and you, brother! What a war we'll have."
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