Final Up to date on 5 Jun 2022 8:34 pm (UK Time)
Devin Haney wins by way of unanimous issues determination to transform undisputed international Light-weight Champion
Australian George Kambosos Jr stepped during the ropes on house soil for the primary time since his epic gladiatorial contest with Téofimo Lopez through which he took the WBA (Tremendous), IBF, WBO, and The Ring champion titles in an inspiring evening for boxing.
His opponent, Devin Haney, the WBC champion 27 directly wins with 15 by way of KO, stood ready within the different nook. It will have to were the mythical Ukrainian fighter, Vasily Lomachenko, however Russia’s invasion of his nation supposed that the hoop legend determined to go for preventing on an entire other scale to protect his place of birth. So, the American, Devin Haney, nicknamed ‘The Dream’ who have been calling out for an undisputed battle since Lopez received the titles, in any case were given his want.
The build-up to the battle integrated chaotic scenes on the weigh-in, the place Kambosos Jr neglected weight, ‘complain’ scoffs on Instagram, executioner-style throat reduce gestures and tuts of unprofessionalism from boxing pundits all over the world.
However the anticipated blood and guts within the ring by no means materialised because the undefeated Haney delivered a masterclass of hit and no longer be hit on his method to victory on all 3 pass judgement on’s scorecards by way of margins of 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110. In doing so, he become the primary boxer since Pernell ‘Candy Pea’ Whitaker 32 years in the past to be topped undisputed Light-weight champion within the trendy generation.
Haney was once just too slick, too speedy for George Kambosos Jr who regardless of being roared on by way of a partizan crowd of 41,000 within the Surprise Stadium, Melbourne in his first defence of his titles, and touchdown an enormous proper in the second one spherical of the calibre that dropped Lopez in his earlier battle, merely had no resolution to the defensive nous and awesome motion of the WBC champion. Haney used his jab to keep watch over the battle from first to final, claiming he ‘tamed’ Kambosos within the ring.
“I used to be comfy,” Haney, 23, stated, “I fought a excellent, good battle. This can be a dream come true.”
A crushed, visibly marked, however unbowed George Kambosos Jr had no proceedings afterwards as he suffered his first defeat in 21 fights since he grew to become skilled and misplaced his choice of belts within the procedure.
“I’m going to provide him complete admire for his victory and let him have his time,” stated Kambosos.
“We’ll do it once more. I've to enforce a couple of issues, however I believed the battle was once very shut. I landed a couple of pictures, however he did what he needed to do to get the win. There will probably be a rematch. I’ll get him again later this yr”
Large battle nights anticipate each boxers, Lomachenko, and Lopez will probably be within the combine, however this night right here in Australia, it’s Devin Haney who emerges because the undisputed Light-weight international champion savouring his dream come true.