Devin Haney Says There is No News on a Rematch with George Kambosos
For nearly three years, as the WBC lightweight champion, savvy fighter Devin “The Dream” Haney (28-0, 15 KO’s) had monumental trouble securing big time fights. Naturally, after defeating unified 135-pound champion George Kambosos (20-1, 10 KO’s) to become the undisputed champion of the division, Haney felt the fights would come pouring in. Sadly, this has not been the case. Instead, The Dream remains stranded on the outside looking in.
One would think that a rematch with Kambosos would be a no-brainer. The Australian bruiser promised that he would toss Haney a beating in a highly anticipated hometown fight. Rather than deliver on that promise however, Kambosos was thoroughly and rather easily out-boxed over twelve rounds. Quizzically for some, the recently dethroned champion has been slow to formally sign up for a do-over despite rumblings that he has. In fact, the undisputed champion felt the need to shut down the fallacies himself.
With this being said, Haney has maintained that he is returning to action in the fall, no matter what. Obviously there is the very real possibility that The Dream could still face Kambosos, but until there is real confirmation, that is merely speculation. Then there is Regular WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (27-0, 25 KO’s) who has traded many words with Haney for years.
Both men have expressed interest in this match, as well as the fans and insiders. Even better, with Haney holding the full title and Davis having the regular strap, Tank is already in a potential mandatory position. All he would have to do is ask for the match. Yet, at the moment, that hasn’t happened. So we will just have to keep our ears to the ground and wait to see what is next for the talented Devin Haney.
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By: Bakari Simpson