MELBOURNE, Australia (June 5, 2022) — Devin “The Dream” Haney (28-0, 15 KOs) grew to become the undisputed light-weight champion of the world by outclassing George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr. (20-1, 10 KOs) en path to a 12-round unanimous resolution in entrance of 41,129 followers on Sunday afternoon at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Haney unified his WBC championship with Kambosos’ WBA/WBO/IBF and Ring Journal light-weight titles. With two scores of 116-112 and one rating of 118-110, he grew to become the eighth fighter in historical past to seize all 4 main championship titles within the four-belt period and the primary to take action at 135 kilos.
Previous to the battle, Haney felt as if all the chances have been stacked in opposition to him. He got here in because the challenger, combating on enemy territory in a stadium full of individuals wishing and hoping to see him lose. It even appeared as if his father wouldn’t have the ability to be in his nook for the battle.
However, if Invoice Haney’s eleventh-hour entry into Australia indicated something, it was that immediately belonged to Devin, and nothing would stop his victory.
Certainly, although each males initiated the bout with agency, assured jabs, it was Haney’s superior boxing expertise that allowed him to seek out his rhythm by the third and fourth rounds. Kambosos’ proper hand appeared to be an element early, however Haney’s footwork, his skill to smother and clinch on the within, and even the best way he would cease the previous champion in his tracks with a stiff jab, prevented Kambosos from touchdown any vital punches.
By the ultimate rounds, Haney had nullified Kambosos’ offense to such a level that he might even take the gasoline off the pedal within the twelfth spherical and cruise to a call win.
Haney stated, “It is a dream come true. I used to be going by it with out my dad being right here as a result of I knew it was a giant second for us. We each dreamed of this. Since we began out, we stated we wished to be the perfect. It could have harm me to perform this with out him. I’m so grateful that we have been capable of accomplish this collectively.
“I used to be comfy. I used to be simply sticking to the sport plan. The sport plan was to go there and hit and never get hit, and I did that for almost all of the battle. I took the final spherical off simply because I knew I used to be comfortably forward, however I fought , good battle.”
“I handicapped him of his finest issues. He wished to land the overhand proper, and he wished to land the large left hook. I handicapped him. I used to be combating each methods. Once I would go to the left, I might battle his proper hand. Once I would go to the precise, I might battle his left hook. And he couldn’t hit me with neither certainly one of them.”
“I need to thank George Kambosos and all of Australia for popping out. Thanks, George, for giving me the shot. All of those so-called champions wouldn’t give me my shot. However George was a real champion, and he gave me my shot. Thanks for this.
Kambosos stated, “This was wonderful for the game. It was wonderful for the nation. On the finish of the day, I wished to take the perfect and hardest exams. I’m going to provide him full respect after his victory immediately. Let him have his time, and we’ll do it once more. I’ve to implement just a few issues, however I believed the battle was very shut. I’m not going to wreck his second. I’ll let him have his second. Final November, my second was wrecked, so let him have his second, and I’ll see you once more actual quickly.
“I landed the precise hand just a few instances. I labored it to the physique, however he had a sensible sport plan. He grabbed and held rather a lot and did what he needed to do to win. That’s what it’s about. You do what it’s a must to do to win, and immediately they gave him the choice, however I’m certain it should change once we get it on once more. Respect to him, and respect to boxing. That is boxing. You battle the perfect. Win, lose or draw. That is what it’s all about. F*** defending information. I’ve all the time been about combating the perfect. I gave him a shot, and we’ll do it once more.”
Moloney Crushes Palicte
Two-time bantamweight title challenger Jason “Mayhem” Moloney (24-2, 19 KOs) delivered a spectacular third-round technical knockout victory in opposition to rugged Filipino Aston “Mighty” Palicte (28-5-1, 23 KOs). Moloney, impressed by the cheers of his countrymen, initiated the bout with a agency jab within the first spherical earlier than discovering his rhythm and attacking the physique within the second. By the next spherical, Moloney had his goal set and landed a perfectly-timed one-two combo that despatched Palicte to the canvas. Moloney then ended issues with a fast flurry that compelled the referee to place a halt to the battle at 2:35 of the third. Moloney retained his WBC Silver Bantamweight Title and added to his assortment the vacant WBO Worldwide belt.
In different outcomes:
BANTAMWEIGHT: Andrew Moloney (24-2, 16 KOs) TKO 2 Alexander Espinoza (21-4-2, 8 KOs). Time: 3:00.
CRUISERWEIGHT: David Nyika (3-0, 2 KOS) UD 5 Karim Maatalla (2-2, 2 KOs). Scores: 49-46, 48-47 and 49-46
HEAVYWEIGHT: Hemi Ahio (19-0, 14 KOs) TKO 1 Christian Ndzie Tsoye (5-5-2, 4 KOs)
HEAVYWEIGHT: Lucas Browne (31-3, 27 KOs) KO 1 Junior Fa (19-2, 10 KOs). Time: 1:58.
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT: Terry Nickolas (2-1-1, 2 KOS) DRAW 6 Lachlan Higgins (7-4-2, 2 KOs). Scores: 58-56 Higgins, 57-57 2x.
FLYWEIGHT: Taylah Robertson (5-1, 1 KO) UD 5 Sarah Higginson (3-1-1, 1 KO). Scores: 50-45 3x
WELTERWEIGHT: Yoel Angeloni (1-0) UD 4 Ken Aitken (3-1, 1 KO). Scores: 39-37 2x and 40-36.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Govt Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and in addition a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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