Via Sean Jones: June 4 is promoter day Eddie Hearn is working with DAZN and advertiser Lou DiBella for an undisputed lightweight clash between George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney in Australia.
(Image source: Ed Mulholland / Matchroom)
With the initial lead for Kambosos Jr (20-0, 10 KOs), Vasyl Lomachenko, in the fight in Ukraine, WBC lightweight champions Haney and Hearn took the lead to face the champion. four-belt rival, George.
Hearn is confident he will complete the deal for his Haney (27-0.15 KOs) to take on IBF/WBC Franchise/WBO lightweight champion Kambosos Jr. on June 4 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Hearn doesn’t want to sound too happy about Lomachenko’s drop from the picture, but he’s clearly VERY happy that Haney is about to get into the big fight.
“June 4 is the recommended date. We’re working on completing that transaction at the moment. DAZN is talking with us and with Lou DiBella, hopefully, we can agree and announce on time,” Hearn said.
It will be interesting to see if Kambosos Jr vs. Will Haney bring in subscribers for DAZN or is it a disappointment for them that only a fraction of subscribers are joining that fight.
As long as Hearn does all that is said, it can do well, but if Haney is the one trying to promote the fight, it could be a disaster. Haney lacks charisma, and Kambosos probably won’t be able to garner much interest from US boxing fans talking about “They have nice belts. ”
“They are underestimating us but Devin said he would sell two chains. He will be fine,” Eddie Hearn told media Last Saturday night during the game between George Kambosos Jr. and Haney on June 4 in Australia.
“Yes of course. He’s ready to board the plane [to travel to Australia to fight George Kambosos]Hearn said when asked if Haney was ready to fight the Kambosos.
“He has diamonds in his teeth. The bad news is that when he gets on the plane to Australia, they’ll have to take them out because they won’t let you through that machine,” Hearn warned Haney about the new diamonds he had implanted in his teeth. me.
“Oh yeah, as long as I get the belt, I’ll be fine,” Haney said. “Everything they [Team Kambosos] request, we accepted and we will go there. All they wanted, we said we would, and now it’s up to them,” Haney said.
“They say I am valuing myself too, but if you ask Eddie, he will tell you something different. I never value myself. Whatever they say Loma is getting, I say, ‘Let’s match that.’ They feel I’m the easier one to fight [than Vasyl Lomachenko], no problem. Haney said.
You’ll have to give Haney, 23, a huge chance to beat Kambosos as the Australian looks nothing special compared to Teofimo Lopez who suffered an injury and lost weight last November.
If it was a healthy Teofimo, he would have likely knocked Kambosos in the first and second innings and we won’t have months as his promoter Lou DiBella tries to shop around for one. big money battle.
“Bull s***,” Hearn said when it was announced that Golden Boy Promotion CEO Oscar De La Hoya wanted to do a fight between Ryan Garcia and Haney.
“They would never put Ryan Garcia with Devin Haney. Never, never. They are already mandatory. Surname [Ryan] beat Luke Campbell, a great boxer, to become a must for Devin Haney.
“DAZN said, ‘It was a big fight [Haney vs. Ryan Garcia], let’s fight, and they could have been fighting for a world title and they don’t want to know. They don’t even want to look at it or discuss it. There will be no Ryan Garcia vs Devin Haney. No way.
“With Ukraine? It was a very unfortunate situation. We’re not looking to benefit from that,” Eddie Hearn said when asked if Vasyl Lomachenko’s busyness in Ukraine defending against the Russian invasion helped Haney get the war on Kambosos.
“George Kambosos wouldn’t have been without this fight,” Hearn said of the four-belt light champion Kambosos needing to face WBC 135-lb champion Haney for him to have a chance at becoming the champion. debatable.
“Whether you agree with it or disagree with it, there will always be an argument. This is the fight to make, we’re ready to go and I’m very confident that will happen,” Hearn said.
“And after we fought, he [Kambosos] Haney said. “I feel like I’m winning and I’m the undisputed person I’ve always dreamed of. I can’t wait for the fight to happen. God willing, it happens. “