Devin Haney and George Kambosos Want to Fight for Real Undisputed Status
The lightweight division is already benefitting from the upset that unified lightweight champion George “Ferocious” Kambosos (20-0, 10Ko) served to Teofimo “The Takeover” Lopez. The unified champion is not only onboard with fighting WBC champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (26-0, 15ko), but he also wants to end all the false undisputed narratives.
PUSHING A FALSE NARRATIVE
For the longest time, Lopez, select fans, certain ESPN commentators, and the WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman, willfully pushed a false narrative of the Takeover being an undisputed lightweight champion. This was due to him adding the WBO, WBA, and WBC franchise titles to his IBF title.
Lopez used this narrative to be dismiss any value held by Haney’s WBC title. This was utter and complete nonsense. Especially considering that none of the other governing sanctioning bodies recognized the franchise title as a legit belt. In fact, all of the sanctioning bodies listed Haney as the recognized WBC champion. Nonetheless, Lopez continued to push the agenda, and it now seems all that nonsense has finally come to an end.
THE FALSE NARRATIVE IS OFFICIALLY DEAD
“Congrats @georgekambosos well deserved victory you worked hard for it! Let’s make it happen for all the belts! #RealUndisputed.”
Equally important, he is willing to give the unified champion home-field advantage by fighting in Australia.
During the final press conference for Haney’s upcoming title defense against WBC mandatory challenger Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz, Kambosos’ presence was instantly felt. He made it clear the fight will happen as long as it makes sense.
“We are going to do that [fight for all the belts] as long as it makes sense…I told Eddie [Hearn] if someone pulls out, I will fight this weekend, regardless of the cut.”
Moreover, Kamobosos answered Bill Haney’s question on fighting his son for true undisputed status.
“We are going to get it done, and there won’t be any more games or bullshit about what it is.”George Kambosos Jr – Unified Lightweight Champion
All that is left is for Haney to retain the title against Diaz live on DAZN, Saturday, December 4.
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By: Garrisson Bland