Taking on a unified world champion on his home turf is not what most boxers today would prefer, but WBC Lightweight champion Devin Haney is riding on waves of confidence ahead of his undisputed title clash against unified champion George Kambosos Jr and says he can defeat the Aussie 10 out of 10 times in Land Down Under.
I’ve always dreamed of fighting for undisputed: Devin Haney
Devin Havey and Kambosos will lock horns on 5th June at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, with Haney’s WBC belt on the line against Kambosos’ WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO titles to crown the undisputed champion at 135.
Kambosos, who is coming off of a shock win against former unified champion Teofimo Lopez in November last year, has the home country advantage but Haney, speaking to BoxingScene.com in a recent interview, stated that he has trust in his own skills so much that he feels he can beat “Ferocious” as many as 10 times.
“Most people wouldn’t have chose to go to Australia twice, especially many champions wouldn’t have accepted that,” said Haney, “But, you know, I trusted my talent, I trusted my skills and I feel like if we would fight 10 times in Australia, then I would beat him 10 times. So, I know once I beat him once, he probably wouldn’t even wanna fight me the second time, which would show how bad I’m gonna beat him in the first fight. But if he does, then we’ll go right back and we’ll do it again. That’s no problem.”
“The fight got made because I knew I would be kicking myself. knowing that I [didn’t do] everything that I possibly could and it didn’t get made. So, I’m happy it ended up getting made and, you know, it’s something I’ve always dreamed of, fighting for undisputed,” Haney went on, “Finally, I got my opportunity, and I look to take full advantage of it because these opportunities don’t come by every day. How many undisputed champions has there been? Hasn’t been many. It’s been, what, six? So, it just shows you how blessed I am to get an opportunity to be in this position. And I’m taking full advantage of it.”
- Devin Haney says he’s willing to face George Kambosos Jr 10 times in Australia and can win all 10 of those fights
- Haney and Kambosos will fight for the undisputed lightweight crown on 5th June in Melbourne