To start the month, Liam Wilson, was looked at as a rather anonymous fighter, one that was ranked highly by the sanctioning bodies, but the justification didn’t necessarily merit the achievement in the sport.
One fight removed from his great back-and-forth fight with Emanuel Navarrete, and Wilson is now a name in the sport of boxing, especially after dropping Navarrete in the fourth round. The new targeted bout would be one against the former undisputed world champion, and Australian boxing legend, George Kambosos Jnr.
“Given what Liam showed against Navarrete, it would be a massive all-Australian fight and one of the most exciting domestic fights in decades,” Wilson’s handler Steve Scanlan told News Corp.
We reached out on several occasions for comment from Mr. Scanlan, but could never quite get a further explanation, or deeper elaboration, on these statements.
“George is in his prime. It would be the fight of the year. He’s a Spartan warrior and Liam loves to entertain when he fights. It’s a fight the Australian public deserves to see, if Liam wins, it would really propel him into the mainstream,” said Scanlan in that same article. “George is a former world champion, he’s an Australian boxing legend, it makes sense for us to do it.”
The re-emergence of Australian boxing is coming full circle as George Kambosos Jnr., was an undisputed champion, Tim Tszyu is one of the most exciting fighters in the sport, and emerging top talents in women’s boxing such as Kaye Scott and Skye Nicolson are bring more eyes to the sport. Kambosos Jnr., who is now an icon in Australia spoke on the state of Australian boxing after losing undisputed lightweight world titles to Devin Haney last year.
“It’s amazing for the sport and the country,” Kambosos said after being outpointed by Devin Haney in their first fight.