George Kambosos-Devin Haney Preview | BoxingInsider.com

Posted on 06/03/2022

By: Sean Crose

The world is in for an undisputed light-weight championship battle this weekend, as WBA, IBF and WBO world titlist George Kambosos defends his belts in opposition to the extremely expert and undefeated WBC titlist Devin Haney. Kambosos shocked lots of people final autumn when he bested the favored Teofimo Lopez by break up choice at Madison Sq. Backyard. Fairly than taking a lightweight contact for his first title protection Kambosos will as a substitute face the formidable Haney within the scheduled 12 rounder. Though the 27-0 Haney is the favourite strolling in, the 20-0 Kambosos wasn’t favored when he squared off in opposition to Lopez, both. Australia’s Kambosos may even be preventing in entrance a house crowd, because the bout will go down at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

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“George Kambosos holds many of the titles,” Kambosos’ promoter Lou DiBella stated. “He’s earned this. He beat Teofimo Lopez. He’s taken each problem put in entrance of him. At occasions, he’s fought in entrance of no person. He’s traveled the world and has fought on different folks’s territory time after time as a way to get the chance to be the undisputed champion. And now he’ll have the chance to collect each belt if he can beat Devin Haney.”

“I’ve visualized victory by any means,” Kambosos has stated. “I’ve manifested every thing, each a part of this journey. They stated that we might by no means be right here, however solely two folks actually believed it, me and my father. So, I manifested my victory, and I visualize victory by any means on Sunday.” For his personal half, Haney seems to see this as a narrative worthy of a Rocky flick.

“A win can be very satisfying,” Haney stated at a Thursday press convention, “as a result of which means I did it in opposition to all odds, even when issues weren’t working in my favor. They had been attempting to do something they’ll to place me at a drawback. However after I come out on high, it’s going to be that a lot sweeter. I look ahead to bringing the belts again and exhibiting my dad what we achieved collectively.”

Kambosos’ final battle was in opposition to the then extremely lauded Lopez final November. Having defeated Vasily Lomachenko beforehand, Lopez was seen as a person on his option to superstardom. With easy strikes, dedication and a strong technique, Kambosos broke up the celebration. After dropping the overly aggressive Lopez within the first spherical, Kambosos made it some extent to not let his extra well-known opponent take over, thus securing a win and incomes Lopez’ title’s.

Haney’s final battle was a unanimous choice over Joseph Diaz final December. He’s additionally bested the likes of Jorge Linares and Yuriorkis Gamboa on his highway to this title alternative earlier than him. The Kambosos-Haney bout will probably be aired reside on ESPN Saturday evening. The printed begins at 9 PM Japanese Time.

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