Bill Haney Warns of a Merciless Showing Against George Kambosos!
For the most part, undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (28-0, 15 KO’s) has maintained a reserved and respectful demeanor heading into his next fight. On October 16, he will defend his quartet of titles for the first time. In that duel, Haney will face “Ferocious” George Kambosos (20-1, 10 KO’s), which is who The Dream initially lifted the belts off of in the first place. The undisputed champion is confident that he will win but he has not said anything overtly aggressive or over the top. His father and chief second, Bill Haney, on the other hand was a tad bit more straightforward.
It was no secret that to secure the first fight, Team Haney had to agree to a very lopsided contract. This is why, even as the champion, the rematch has to be staged in Australia once again. Bill himself was also held up by the government and for a period of time it was doubtful that he would show up to the event at all. Obviously, none of this was appreciated or forgotten by the elder Haney.
SHOULDN’T HAVE SAID WHAT YOU SAID!
During a recent interview with Fight Hype, Bill Haney outlined a forecast of pain and grim choices for Kambosos. While he was far from foaming at the mouth, the seasoned coach made it clear he meant to rake Kambosos across the coals.
“Nothing has changed! We still feel the same way about everything that George Kambosos’ and his team has done to us, about us thus far. And we look to punish him, not once, but twice. You know what I mean? We are not taking him lightly. We’re going to go in there and we going to whip his ass. And if he want to quit, if he want to fall down, if he want to retire then that’s on him!”
ON TO THE NEXT ONE
Without question, this bout is of monumental importance with all the titles hanging in the balance. Haney is the strong favorite heading in, as he should be. Assuming he does prevail, it will be interesting to see what he does next. In the last year or so, Haney has increasingly spoken about the difficulties of making weight and wanting to test out the waters at 140-pounds.
In recent days though, The Dream has given assurances that he will remain at lightweight so that he can defend his titles in the same fashion that his boxing heroes of old did. If Haney does linger around in the division for a few more scraps, then there are certainly huge matches to be made with three division champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and Regular WBA 135-pound champ Gervonta “Tank” Davis, for example. But first, let’s see how The Dream fares on his second safari to the land Down Under.
By: Bakari Simpson