Kambosos Jr. gets easy TKO win over Pena in Athens, wants Pedraza next
"Ferocious" was on another level, and it showed.
George Kambosos Jr. kept his pre-fight promises and won in decisive fashion against his opponent, Richard Pena, by way of ΤΚΟ (towel) in the sixth round. The fight was scheduled for 10 rounds of lightweight action.
Kambosos Jr. (17-0, 10 ΚΟ) had full control of the fight from the opening bell and dropped Pena twice (11-3-1, 9 ΚΟ) with left hooks in the fifth and sixth round.
The contest ended when the 19-year old's corner threw in the towel, and rightly so, as their fighter was taking too much punishment from one of the best in the division.
Asked after the fight about his opponent and whether he troubled him at any point, speaking exclusively to inthering.gr, Kambosos Jr. said:
"Νο, he didn't hurt me at any point in the fight, nor did he trouble me. I just wanted some extra time to get over his height and reach advantages."
Asked about his next move, as he's currently ranked IBF #5 and WBO #9, Kambosos Jr. stated again:
"I would like my next opponent to be [two-time world champion] Jose Pedraza, as I believe I am ready for the fight that will take me to the next level."
(The fight starts at 1:32:52)
Photo: George Kambosos Jr.