Lightweight Devin Haney seized the chance to become undisputed with a one-sided unanimous decision over George Kambosos at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday morning in front of a 40,000+ capacity.
Unlike in his previous outing over Teofimo Lopez, The Australian was never able to enforce his game plan over Haney who used his effective jab to dictate the pace of the contest on route to a decision win, albeit slightly closer (116-112, 118-110 and 116-112) on two of the scorecards than what we had it 119-109.
“I was comfortable,” said Devin Haney afterwards “I was just sticking to the game plan. The game plan was to go there and hit and not get hit, and I did that for the majority of the fight. I took the last round off just because I knew I was comfortably ahead, but I fought a good, smart fight.
“I handicapped him of his best things. He wanted to land the overhand right, and he wanted to land the big left hook. I handicapped him. I was fighting both ways. When I would go to the left, I would fight his right hand. When I would go to the right, I would fight his left hook. And he couldn’t hit me with neither one of them.
The contest has a rematch clause which Kambosos reportedly will enforce, “If it’s meant to happen, if Allah wants it to happen, I’ll be back.”
“This was amazing for the sport,” said Kambosos. “It was amazing for the country. At the end of the day, I wanted to take the best and hardest tests. I’m going to give him full respect after his victory today. Let him have his time, and we’ll do it again. I have to implement a few things, but I thought the fight was very close. I’m not going to wreck his moment. I’ll let him have his moment. Last November, my moment was wrecked, so let’s let him have his moment, and I’ll see you again real soon.”