George Kambosos Jr vs Devin Haney, one of the biggest and most exciting fights of the year has been gaining pace after Kambosos’ original interest, Vasiliy Lomachenko, confirmed his decision to remain in Ukraine, making Haney the first choice for the undisputed lightweight championship clash. The fight will take place on 5th June in Australia, with Kambosos defending his WBA (Super), IBF, WBC “franchise” and WBO against Haney’s WBC title, with the winner to be crowned as the undisputed champion at 135.
Devin Haney believes his style and ring IQ will be “something totally different” to Kambosos
Even though Lomachenko emerged as the primary favorite to be Kambosos’ first title defense, the Ukrainian boxer had picked up arms against Russia in the ongoing war and despite agreeing to the fight deal, decided to remain in Ukraine, making Haney the next preferred option.
With just one fight away from becoming the undisputed lightweight champion, Haney has shown confidence in overpowering Kambosos, and in a recent interview with IFL TV, “The Dream” opined that its his ring IQ which will be his trump card against the Aussie.
“I got so many different styles, it depends what style I bring out on the night,” said Haney said, “But obviously my style is number one, my ring IQ. It will be something totally different to what he’s used to.”
“I take my hat off to [Kambosos], he’s a great fighter, but he’ll see something different when he gets in the ring with me. He had speed. It’s more about timing with me. You can be the fastest fighter in the world but if you’re swinging at air then what does it matter?” the undefeated 23-year-old added. [H/T Boxingscene.com]
Haney is coming off of a victory over interim champion JoJo Diaz on 4th December at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas via unanimous decision, unifying the green and gold belt at 135.
On the other hand, Kambosos pulled off a surprise after defeating Teofimo Lopez via split decision following a hard-fought 12 rounds at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York, clinching the unified lightweight championship as well as handing Lopez his first professional career defeat.
- WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney is confident ahead of the upcoming fight against unified champion George Kambosos Jr
- The pair is set to square off on 5th June in Australia for the undisputed title at 135