Kambosos: “I Hope Haney Brings More Than Holding, Ducking & Running”

Kambosos Thinks Haney Should Push the Action More in the Rematch

George Kambosos wants more action out of Devin Haney
George Kambosos Jr. (L), Devin Haney (Credit: L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

George Kambosos Hopes Devin Haney Brings a More Fan-friendly Approach

When undisputed lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (28-0, 15 KO’s) traveled to Australia to face “Ferocious” George Kambosos (20-1, 10 KO’s), he was certain he’d win. With all the dust settled, and Haney victorious, it appears that his confidence was well warranted. Presently, Haney and Kambosos are slated to do it again, but now basically the whole world believes he’ll easily topple the former unified champion for a second time.

Well, most everyone is reading from that script except Ferocious. Naturally, the Aussie feels that, having danced twelve rounds with Haney, he’s seen enough to formulate an updated game plan to cope with The Dream’s skillset.


Going a step further, Kambosos speculates that a change in the referee will make all the difference in the world. In his opinion, the referee for their first showdown, Hector Afu, allowed far too much unaddressed holding. Kambosos thought that the amount of grabbing certainly warranted a warning, if not a flat-out point deduction. Regardless of what could have been done, the Australian feels that the holding put a major hindrance on his performance, as he explained to Fight Hype.

“Ultimately in boxing you hold five, six times, maybe seven and you get a real stern warning and then you hold again and you get points taken off. No one wants to lose points. That changes the fight and the momentum. But he is the champ, all the respect there and I can’t wait to do it again. I just hope that the new referee gives justice to how big a fight this is.”

Clearly this was a passionate subject as Kambosos added a bit of bite to his commentary when speaking with Fight Hub TV.

“It’s totally up to him, whatever way he wants to do it. If he wants to be a pay-per-view star, you expect for him to show a bit more. Instead of just the jab and the hold and the ducking and the running! I hope that he does bring a little bit more of an approach for the fans, for boxing, but we’ll be ready for whatever war this time.”

Only time will tell. Yet for better or worse, Kambosos doesn’t have much longer to see if he’s got the goods to get his belts back. Or, to find out if Haney just has his number!

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By: Bakari Simpson

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