Tim Bradley Provides Devin Haney The Edge Over George Kambosos Jr.: “He Ought to Be In a position To Whitewash Him”

Posted on 04/12/2022

By: Hans Themistode

Matchroom Boxing

From the second George Kambosos Jr. defeated Teofimo Lopez and subsequently wrapped his IBF, WBA, WBO, and WBC Franchise light-weight titles round his waist, Devin Haney positioned a bullseye on the Australian’s again.

Although Kambosos Jr. initially needed to defend his 135-pound throne in opposition to Vasiliy Lomachenko, with the Ukrainian opting to as a substitute keep in his fatherland and assist defend in opposition to Russia’s ongoing invasion, Kambosos Jr. turned his consideration towards Haney.

With Lomachenko quickly out of the image, Haney has formally signed his identify on the dotted line to face Kambosos Jr. on June fifth, in Melbourne Australia. Whereas Haney has opened up as a slight favourite, many have expressed concern. In keeping with the phrases of their doable two-fight deal, ought to Haney defeat Kambosos Jr. come June fifth, he’ll be mandated to face Kambosos Jr. instantly after. Identical to their first bout, their second contest would happen in Australia as nicely.

Regardless of the apprehension, Tim Bradley is hoping that Haney received’t be rattled by combating on overseas territory. Having received the primary world title of his profession in opposition to Junior Witter in 2008 in Witter’s yard in the UK, Bradley is of the assumption that so long as Haney stays targeted on the duty at hand, he’ll get the job achieved.

“He can’t fear about that,” mentioned Bradley to a bunch of reporters. “On the finish of the day, you bought to go in there and battle your battle. I feel that Haney has sufficient expertise and talent to beat a fighter like Kambosos.”

Haney, the present WBC light-weight belt holder, had lengthy been hoping to face one of many division’s greatest. In 2021, Haney accomplished probably the most spectacular yr of his younger profession. In Might, the 23-year-old dominated former a number of weight world champion, Jorge Linares. Roughly seven months later, Haney would go on at hand Joseph Diaz a reasonably one-sided unanimous choice defeat.

Whereas Bradley believes that Kambosos Jr. is a terrific fighter in his personal proper, he’s additionally of the assumption that so long as Haney doesn’t plant his toes and battle fireplace with fireplace, he ought to have little to no concern leaving Australia with each world title draped safely over his shoulders.

“I simply suppose that Haney gotta field. If he simply packing containers for 12 rounds, he ought to have the ability to whitewash him. Haney has higher toes, he’s longer, has an extended jab. It’s when he sits nonetheless, that’s the issue that I’ve. When he goes into that Philly shell, he will get hit with proper arms. I fear about that, particularly in opposition to Kambosos.”

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