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Aussie Boxer George Kambosos 'P***ed Off' By 'Instant Millionaire' Media Headlines

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Aussie Boxer George Kambosos 'P***ed Off' By 'Instant Millionaire' Media Headlines

George Kambosos has the chance to carve his name into the Australian sports history books.

The 27-year-old boxer will face off with Teofimo Lopez for a shot at the Ring Magazine, IBF, WBA, WBC (franchise) and WBO lightweight titles on June 5.

It is, without doubt, the biggest bout of Kambosos' career.

Credit: Instagram/@georgekambososjr
Credit: Instagram/@georgekambososjr
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But when the title fight was officially announced, a section of the Australian media decided that the angle of the story wasn't about the historic bout itself but rather about how much money Kambosos would be making from the event.

In some of the headlines, the press labelled him as an "instant millionaire".

Unsurprisingly, this didn't sit well with the man himself insists claims the media's remarks "p***ed him off".

"I'm a stubborn kind of person so when I get something, I hold on to it for a very long time," Kambosos told Nine's Wide World of Sport.

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"I've dreamed about this for so many years, I've sacrificed my life.

"It kind of pissed me off a little bit with the media coming out - finally they gave me a little bit of exposure, because I've had to literally crawl to get a little bit of media throughout my career and it's been hard - finally I got some good media but still they came out and said: 'Instant millionaire. Millionaire overnight'.

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George Kambosos. Credit: PA
George Kambosos. Credit: PA

"How the hell is this an instant millionaire? This has been years of hard work, this has been 15 years of blood, sweat and tears. Leaving my two kids behind.

"This has been like no other Aussie fighter in this country. No Aussie fighter has ever done this in this country, ever.

"I'm here to break records. No disrespect to our former legendary fighters but I'm here to rule and to go down as the best ever."

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And, well, you can understand his point.

Like Kambosos said, he's put in years of hard work in order to dismantle some of the biggest names in boxing on his path to a world title.

On top of that, the Sydney native has kept his unblemished, undefeated record in tact.

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Granted, Kambosos' fight against Lopez will be "life-changing" as the media phrased it - but not because of the finances involved.

It'll be "life-changing" because he has the chance to make history by becoming one of the first Australians to clinch five boxing world titles all at the same time.

Undisputed.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Boxing News, Aussie, Boxing, Australia

Max Sherry
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