Devin Haney repeats over George Kambosos, retains light-weight championship by unanimous choice

Devin Haney proved his first win over George Kambosos Jr. wasn’t a fluke, retaining the undisputed light-weight championship by unanimous choice on Saturday night time U.S. time at Rod Laver Area in Melbourne, Australia.

The 23-year-old from Las Vegas withstood a extra spirited problem from the previous champion Kambosos, whom he had defeated in a extra one-sided battle in June to win the title.

Haney (29-0, 15 knockouts) sat down extra on his punches than he did within the first battle, utilizing his proper hand to dissuade the hard-charging Kambosos (20-2, 10 KOs), who had success early on switching stances and coming ahead aggressively.

When he first got here out, I didn’t anticipate him to be switching. However I caught on to his timing and his angles, and I began to select my pictures extra,” mentioned Haney.

“He’s a warrior. I take my hat off to George Kambosos and all of the Australian followers that got here out. Thanks guys for giving me a lot hospitality right here.”

Kambosos confirmed his braveness, however was outclassed because the battle progressed. Haney poured on the punishment within the tenth spherical, touchdown at will with the precise hand as blood streamed down Kambosos’ face.

“We tackle all comers. Regardless of who it’s, we wish to battle the most effective fighters on the earth. I imagine I’m the most effective fighter on the earth. Whoever is subsequent, deliver him on.”

Moloney brothers win choices

Jason Moloney punched his ticket to a 3rd world title alternative by defeating Nawaphon Kaikanha by unanimous choice within the co-featured bout by the scores 118-110 on two playing cards and 119-109 on the third of their twelve-round bantamweight bout.

The Australian star Moloney (25-2, 19 KOs) caught to his recreation plan, boxing and shifting to defuse the aggressive Kaikanha (56-2-1, 46 KOs). 

The loss was the primary for the Thai contender since his third spherical TKO loss to Juan Hernandez in 2017 for the vacant WBC flyweight title.

Moloney, 31, is now the following logical challenger for the 118-pound title held by Naoya Inoue, the unified champion who knocked out Moloney in seven rounds in 2020.

Moloney’s twin brother, Andrew, additionally cruised to victory on the cardboard, defeating former title challenger Norberto Jimenez by unanimous choice. The scores have been 97-90, 98-88, 98-89, all for Moloney (24-2, 19 KOs), who has now received received 4 straight since shedding a choice in his third bout towards Joshua Franco.

Jimenez (31-10-6, 16 KOs) of the Dominican Republic was dropped twice, as soon as within the first spherical on a hook, and within the second on a much less clear punch. He additionally misplaced a degree for hitting on the break, which compounded the scenario additional.

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