Via Huck Allen: George Kambosos Jr has predicted Devin Haney will flee the fiery battlefield on June 5 when the two lightweight champions meet for the undisputed championship at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Kambosos got an early start with intellectual gametry to take Haney down to make him so angry that he would rather brawl than box on June 5.
Kambosos, 28, just had a nasty win over four-belt 135 lb champion Teofimo Lopez on Nov. Haney will lose her nerve on June 5 once he gets a taste of his power.
As for Haney, it would be bad if he retreated under fire, abandoning the fight for fear of being injured by the Kambosos.
In the most challenging games of his seven-year professional career, Haney has never been inclined to pull back when the going gets tough, so it’s difficult to predict where he’ll lose his nerve first. Kambosos.
Haney has been wobbly in his last two games against Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz Jr. and Jorge LinaresKambosos noted, and he thinks he will be able to take advantage of the “pit” in his defense.
Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) and Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) announced their major lightweight clash earlier this week in a two-on-one deal.
If Kambosos loses to 23-year-old Haney, the Australian boxer can exercise the rematch clause to force a second fight, which will also take place in Australia.
“I believe he will run. He will run for his life when he feels the power,” Kambosos said to Fighthype on what he expects Haney to do on June 4. “And when it comes to his defensive skills, I don’t think they’re that great.
– George “fierce” Kambosos Jr (@georgekambosos) April 1, 2022
“In his mind, he might think they’re great, but we’ve seen him injured before. He was wobbly, shaken, and these guys just couldn’t get out of their top or featherweight divisions,” said Kambosos.
Haney will need to pay more attention to his defense against Kambosos because he will pick him out and win rounds by taking out cleaner shots.
With the Australian crowd behind Kambosos, the noise would amplify any hit he landed, leading the umpires to likely score him.
For Haney’s sake, he will need to stand and fight as he will look weak if he runs around in the ring trying to escape the pressure Kambosos is putting on him.
The venue and crowd in attendance would be very beneficial to Kambosos, forcing Haney to fight more fiercely than he would if he wanted to raise his hand last.
Haney might have lost his final bout to JoJo Diaz had his enemy thrown in more punches as he had made it difficult for him to make the landings.
“So when a natural light hit in his early stages hits him clean and hits him over and over, that’s what I’m happy to see how he reactsHaney’s Kambosos said.
“He’s complaining, but he’s also getting life-changing money, and he’s having a chance,” said Kambosos.
This war doesn’t have to happen if Kambosos doesn’t want to. Haney isn’t obligated to the Kambosos, so it’s not like he’s being forced into the fight.
The Kambosos wanted the Haney match because it paid off so well, allowing him to become the undisputed champion at lightweight.
No one was under any illusion that the winner of the Kambosos vs Haney match would be considered the best fighter in the lightweight division.
The winner of the Kambosos-Haney bout will be considered the four-belt champion, but NOT the best.
For the winner of this match to be considered the #1 guy at 135, they’ll need to beat Vasyl Lomachenko and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, which would be a tall order.