British promoter Eddie Hearn is in close slog with DAZN and promoter Lou DiBella to host the George Kambosos Jr (20-0, 10 KOs) vs Devin Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) boxing match on 4th June in Australia. The Kambosos vs Haney matchup, one of the most awaited fights of this year, will be for the undisputed lightweight world championship, with Kambosos’ WBA (Super), IBF, WBC “franchise” and WBO titles stacked up against Haney’s WBC belt.
Eddie Hearn says Haney is “ready to get on the plane” to Australia to face Kambosos
The fight originally had former unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko as the favorite to face Kambosos on the latter’s first title defense, but with Lomachenko currently engaged at the war in Ukraine against Russia, Eddie Hearn has engaged in conversation with Lou DiBella, the promoter of Kambosos to make the undisputed fight happen.
“June 4th is the proposed date. We’re trying to close that deal at the moment. DAZN are talking to us and to Lou DiBella, hopefully, we can get it agreed and announced in due course,” said Hearn, according to Michael Benson of talkSPORT.com on Twitter.
Eddie Hearn on George Kambosos Jr vs Devin Haney: “June 4th is the proposed date. We’re trying to close that deal at the moment. DAZN are talking to us and to Lou DiBella, hopefully we can get it agreed and announced in due course.”
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“They’re lowballing us but Devin says he’ll sell two chains. He’s going to be fine,” Hearn, with the presence of Haney, jokingly told Fino Boxing last Saturday night regarding the fight, which will take place on Kambosos’ home soil in the Land Down Under.
“Of course, we are. He’s ready to get on the plane,” Hearn asserted about Haney being ready to go to Australia for the fight, but added that the WBC champion will have to take out his diamond teeth implants, “He’s got diamonds in his teeth. The bad news is that when he goes on the plane to go to Australia, they’re going to have to take them out because they’re not going to allow you through that machine.” [H/T BoxingNews24.com]
On 27th November last year, Kambosos Jr defeated Teofimo Lopez via split decision after 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. The next month, Haney secured a win over interim champion JoJo Diaz on 4th December to unify the green and gold belt.
- Eddie Hearn is targeting 4th June for the George Kambosos Jr vs Devin Haney undisputed lightweight championship fight which is set to take place in Australia
- The fight will see Kambosos putting up his WBA (Super), IBF, WBC “franchise” and WBO belts against Haney’s WBC title