Former unified lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr (20-1, 10 KOs) did have an anticlimactic end to his undisputed title clash against Devin Haney (28-0,15 KOs), but the Aussie boxer is already looking forward to turning things around in the rematch and hopes to secure the second fight in November.
This is not the end for me: George Kambosos Jr wants to turn things around against Haney in the rematch
Haney vs Kambosos, which took place at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne this Saturday night, saw a dominating performance from Haney as “The Dream” became the new WBC, WBA (Super), IBF, WBO world champion at 135 with a unanimous decision win over Kambosos.
In the press conference that followed the bout, Kambosos stated that he is looking forward to having the rematch with Haney within November this year. With the rematch clause in effect, its obligatory for Haney to take the rematch.
“By the end of November, we’ll do it again,” said Kambosos, “I have him the shot. No one else was going to give him the shot. There was too much politics involved for him and Lopez and Lomachenko. Let’s get it done. Let’s give the fans a great fight.”
“I was sharp at points. I landed some good shots and hurt him a few times. He did hold a lot,” Kambosos added.
The bout ended up being more of a one-sided affair for Haney, who kept Kambosos on the backfoot throughout all of the 12 rounds of the fight, with the scorecard of 116-112, 116-112, and 118-110 proving how much of a better boxer Haney is. However, Kambosos does insist that he will rework his approach in the rematch.
“We’ll change game plans again and go back to the drawing board,” Kambosos continued, “This is not the end for me. When I started to apply the pressure at certain parts of the fight, we saw how uncomfortable he was. I tried to bank on my counter punch, but he just worked that jab.” [H/T Boxingnews24.com]
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