This Saturday October 15 [October 16 in Australia] sees a rematch on the Rod Laver Area in Melbourne, Australia, as Devin Haney and George Kambosos Jr conflict for a second time, with the undisputed light-weight world title on the road.
Sky Sports activities televise dwell Haney vs Kambosos within the UK, with ESPN having the USA rights.
In equity, this sequel solely takes place attributable to contractual obligations, as the primary assembly was a reasonably one-sided affair.
The light-weight title image has been a little bit of a merry-go-round of late, and it started with Teofimo Lopez sensationally dethroning Vasyl Lomachenko in October 2020 to unify the WBA ‘tremendous’, IBF and WBO belts.
Kambosos Jr (20-1, 10 KOs) was working his manner into title rivalry on the identical time, and two weeks later, the Sydney native was at Wembley Area, diffusing Lee Selby in a cut up choice victory that made him IBF necessary.
When the Australian obtained his shot in November final 12 months, few gave him an opportunity to turn into unified world champion, however he dropped Lopez within the opening spherical, earlier than being decked himself within the tenth, after which took a well-known cut up verdict win.
The 29-year-old’s first defence would come in opposition to WBC champion Haney (28-0, 15 KOs), in an enormous homecoming in Melbourne in June.
‘The Dream’ largely dominated, and made a fifth defence of his crown with a comfortable win on the scorecards.
Prediction: I can’t envisage that Kambosos Jr has made the wealth of changes wanted to defeat Haney, with the primary struggle between the 2 solely 4 months in the past. Haney can win in even higher trend this time, and I fancy the 23-year-old to retain with a late stoppage.
Moloney twins return
Jason Moloney is on a run of three straight wins, and is in line for a third world title shot, ought to he overcome Nawaphon Kaikanha (56-1-1, 46 KOs), a former world title challenger who fights exterior of Thailand for the primary time.
It’s a twelve spherical WBC title eliminator at bantamweight. Moloney (24-2, 19 KOs) has solely misplaced in good firm, to Emmanuel Rodriguez 2018, and Naoya Inoue in 2020.
Prediction: I favour Moloney to take a factors win on this one.
Andrew Moloney contests the vacant WBO Worldwide tremendous flyweight title in opposition to Norbelto Jimenez.
Moloney (24-2, 16 KOs) has additionally received three on the spin since a trilogy in opposition to Joshua Franco the place the Aussie misplaced twice with one no contest.
Jimenez (31-9-6, 16 KOs) has twice fallen brief in world title makes an attempt, however did maintain four-weight world champion, Donnie Nietes to a draw final 12 months.
Prediction: Moloney can outscore Jimenez after ten robust rounds.
Johnson defends world title
Charneka Johnson (14-1, 6 KOs) defends her IBF tremendous bantamweight title for the primary time, and he or she ought to overcome two-time former world champion, Susie Ramadan (29-3, 12 KOs) through choice.
In eight spherical bouts, Hemi Ahio (19-0, 14 KOs) ought to take his heavyweight contest in opposition to Faiga Opelu (14-3-1, 10 KOs) inside schedule, and Lorenzo Simpson (11-0, 7 KOs) can do the identical in his middleweight encounter in opposition to Marcus Heywood (6-4-1, 4 KOs).
The rest of the cardboard are six spherical affairs.
David Nyika (4-0, 3 KOs) ought to stay unbeaten, and he can cease the undefeated Titi Motusaga (4-0, 3 KOs) at cruiserweight.
Amari Jones (7-0, 7 KOs) might have the gap for the primary time to see off Tej Pratap Singh (16-5-3, 8 KOs) at tremendous welterweight.
At tremendous light-weight, Adrian Sosa (12-0, 9 KOs) can outscore John Manny (6-0-1, 4 KOs).