After another dominating performance in Melbourne, undefeated lightweight boxing champion Devin Haney showed why George Kambosos Jr. was no match for him.
The 23-year-old Haney was dominant on Sunday, earning a majority points victory over the Australian, having suffered a cut on the right side of his face in the eighth round.
The American boxer is undefeated at 29-0 with 15 knockout victories. He has all four major lightweight titles (WBA, IBF, WBO, and The Ring) Haney won the lightweight titles for the first time in June by unanimous decision over Kambosos. Last November, they had previously won all four titles in an upset victory over Teofino Lopez at Madison Square Garden.
By the end of the battle, it was clear that Haney was the superior boxer, as he easily knocked out Kambosos despite the latter suffering injuries beneath his left eye and above his right ear.
In their initial encounter, Haney’s left jab proved decisive, but in their rematch, Haney showed his versatility by landing powerful right hands.One judge gave Haney a 118-109 victory, while the other gave him a 118-110 victory.
When I walked in, I saw that he was lining up a jab. We hoped to display additional tools in my arsenal. After tonight’s bout, Haney declared, “I think the right hand won the fight.” This man is a fierce fighter. I tip my hat to George Kambosos and everyone from Australia who showed up.
The future of the 29-year-old boxer “Ferocious” Kambosos is in doubt after he suffered his second consecutive loss, dropping his record to 20-2.
Before their rematch, Kambosos indicated he would retire if Haney won again, but he backtracked on that. Despite the setback, he was still positive, praising Haney and saying it wasn’t the end.
He’s an excellent combatant. For me to muster the nerve to meet up with him once more. According to him, I learned a lot about boxing from the first round alone. He has a smooth demeanor. I tried my very best. Tonight was the night I gave it my all. But this one’s staying put for quite some time.