George Kambosos Jr. is an Australian professional boxer of Greek descent with a net worth of $1.5 million. Although he began boxing in 2013 and has won various titles along the way, including regional titles like the WBA Oceania lightweight title and IBF Pan Pacific lightweight title, Kambosos rose to worldwide prominence in 2017 when it was revealed that he was Manny Pacquiao’s main sparring partner.
Kambosos has since made his claim on the world stage by acquiring the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles in 2021 when he beat Teofimo Lopez. He is slated to defend the titles against Devin Haney, who has the WBC lightweight title, in June 2022. If successful, George Kambosos Jr. will surely be laughing all the way to the bank and would certainly now be a force to be reckoned with.
George Kambosos Jr. Bio Summary
- Full Name: George Kambosos Jr.
- Nickname: Ferocious, The Emperor
- Date of Birth: 14 June 1993
- Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Ethnicity: Greek
- Nationality: Australian
- Profession: Boxer
- Net Worth: $1.5 million
- Height: 5 feet 9+1⁄2 inches (177 cm)
- Weight: 135 pounds
- Reach: 68 inches (173 cm)
- Parents: Jim Kambosos (father)
- Instagram: georgekambososjr
What is George Kambosos Jr’s Net Worth?
George Kambosos Jr is estimated to have a net worth of around $1.5 million. A major source of his earnings comes from his boxing career, including what he earns for being the sparring partner of one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. He also rakes in from endorsements and other businesses like his Promotional & Management Company called Ferocious Promotions.
Kambosos made his pro debut in Australia in 2013. For the first four years of his career, he fought mainly in his home country and once in New Zealand. His first fight outside his region was in the USA in 2018. After that, he began taking fights in the U.S. and other countries like Greece, Malaysia, and England.
Despite being undefeated, George Kambosos Jr was not making big bucks from these fights. It wasn’t until he fought and defeated the former undefeated unified lightweight champion Teófimo López in Madison Square Garden, New York, USA, that he earned his first big-money payday. It is reported that he was paid $1.5 million after winning the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles.
In regards to endorsements, Kambosos is reported to have a deal with men’s grooming product maker Manscaped. Details of the deal are however not public.
George Kambosos Jr’s Father Introduced Him to Boxing and Serves as His Co-Manager
George Kambosos Jr was an overweight kid when he was growing up. Despite putting his weight to good use by playing junior rugby league, he was still bullied by his peers for being fat. Kombosos Snr would take note of this and enroll his son in boxing classes as a way to improve his fitness and lose weight. The young lad would quickly get into shape and begin to excel in rugby league.
After falling in love with boxing in his teenage years, a sport he only began to part take in as a way to drop the pounds, Kombosos had to choose between being a full-time boxer or focusing on rugby league. He would end up making the decision to become a boxer as he amassed a decent amateur boxing record of 85 wins in 100 fights.
In May 2013, a month before he turned 20 years of age, George Kombosos made his professional boxing debut against Filipino fighter Jayson Mac Gura, winning the fight via a second-round technical knockout. He has since then fought 20 times and won all of them with his father by his side.
George Kambosos Jr’s father made headlines before his sons fight with Teófimo López. He and Lopez’s father almost came to blows before the match but were separated by security.
All The Titles He Has Won
- NSW state lightweight title
- Australian lightweight title i
- WBA-PABA interim lightweight title
- WBA Oceania lightweight title
- IBF Pan Pacific lightweight title
- WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles
Who is George Kambosos Jr.’s Wife Bec Pereira?
In addition to being a successful professional boxer, Geirge Kambosos Jr is a father and a happily married man. He is married to his wife Bec Pereira, an Australian national. Not much is known about her and what she does for a living although some publications have described her as a social media influencer. Together, the couple have three kids; Evalias Kambosos, Leonidas Kambosos, and Santiago Kambosos.