George Kambosos Jr. was back in US to take on Maxi Hughes to headline Top Rank Boxing event at Firelake Arena in Shawnee, OK, on July 22, 2023.
Kambosos was looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses to Devin Haney in undisputed lightweight title bouts last year. Those two losses remained the only bloats on Kambosos’ 22 fights career, which also saw him become a unified lightweight champion. He had the chance to become the IBO World Lightweight Champion here.
Maxi Hughes stood in his way with his 7 fights winning streak since the start of 2020. He had fought mostly in UK until now and was fighting in US for the first time. He defeated Kid Galahad in his last fight in September last year via majority decision. Was he able to give Kambosos any problems?
Upcoming prospect Keyshawn Davis fought an experienced fighter in Francesco Patera in his ninth bout. WBC USA & WBO Intercontinental Lightweight titles was on the line in this bout, which was the only other bout on the main card which starts at 10 PM ET live on ESPN.
5 bouts were set for the prelims card which started at 6:10 PM ET on ESPN+ streaming. Prelims also featured unbeaten fighters like Giovani Santillan Troy Isley and Jeremiah Milton. Tune in below as we post results live from George Kambosos vs Maxi Hughes event with complete fight card, and other details.
Prelims (6:15 PM ET)
- Joseph Goodall def. Stephan Shaw via TKO at 2:55 of round 6, 8 rounds, Heavyweight Bout
- Hemi Ahio def. Amron Sands via TKO at 2:12 of round 6, 8 rounds, Heavyweight Bout
- Troy Isley def. Antonio Todd via unanimous decision(79-73, 79-73, 79-73), 8 rounds, Middleweight Bout
- Jeremiah Milton def. Willie Harvey via TKO(corner stoppage) at 3:00 of round 4, 8 rounds, Heavyweight Bout
- Giovani Santillan def. Erick Bone via unanimous decision(97-92, 98-92, 97-93), 10 rounds, Welterweight Bout
Main Card (10:00 PM ET)
- Keyshawn Davis def. Francesco Patera via unanimous decision (100-89, 100-89, 99-90), 10 rounds, Lightweight Bout
- Main Event: George Kambosos Jr. def. Maxi Hughes via majority decision(114-114, 117-111, 115-113), 12 rounds, IBF lightweight Championship Eliminator Bout