Undisputed lightweight world champion Devin Haney (28-0, 15 KOs) and former unified titlist George Kambosos Jr will square off for the second time, as reports suggest that the rematch is targeted for 16th October in Australia.
Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Jr 2: Rod Laver Arena tipped as potential venue
Putting his own WBC belt on the line, Haney took on Kambosos for the Aussie’s WBA (Super), IBF, WBO titles on 5th June in front of an Australian crown at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne. and became the new 155-pound undisputed titlist after a one-sided unanimous decision win.
Now, Mike Coppinger of ESPN has claimed that sources reveal about the rematch being targeted for 16th October in Australia. While a venue has not been set yet, Coppinger states that the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, which is the main venue for the Australian Open, can potentially host the fight.
“The Devin Haney-George Kambosos rematch for the undisputed lightweight championship is being planned for Oct. 16 in Australia, sources tell ESPN, which will accommodate an ESPN prime-time telecast on Oct. 15. Haney routed Kambosos when they met in June,” tweeted Coppinger.
The Devin Haney-George Kambosos rematch for the undisputed lightweight championship is being planned for Oct. 16 in Australia, sources tell ESPN, which will accommodate an ESPN prime-time telecast on Oct. 15. Haney routed Kambosos when they met in Junehttps://t.co/7prdS72Vmw
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) July 21, 2022
Even though Kambosos pulled off a shocker against an injured Teofimo Lopez to become the unified champion, seeing the way the Aussie was dominated by Haney in the ring, a rematch has not been on the wishlist of many fans as the majority expects “The Dream” to come out on top once again. Nonetheless, Kambosos activated the rematch clause immediately after the loss.
“The rematch is happening, 100%. I’ve activated the rematch clause. The Emperor is dead, but Ferocious is still alive, and I will be back. This is my destiny to show how great I am and get those belts back. I know I can beat Haney,” Kambosos told NewsCorp last month, “There are options for Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. It will be in Australia, which is great. I know I can win a rematch. I will make some changes.” [H/T Boxingnews24.com]