Do Devin Haney And George Kambosos Really Need To Rematch?

Is Kambosos Likely to get his Rematch with Undisputed Champion Haney?

Devin Haney and George Kambosos exchange serious looks
Devin Haney (L), George Kambosos | Credit: Top Rank (L), Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Is there a Case for a Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Rematch?

Lightweight boxer Devin “The Dream” Haney (28-0, 15 KO’s) bristled with confidence from the moment that signed the contract for his last bout. In that assignment, he was required to travel to Australia to face the challenge of then unified 135-pound champion George Kambosos. Haney fulfilled his obligations by hopping on the plane, making the trip then completely outclassing Kambosos from start to finish.

Despite having over 40,000 audience members in attendance, the crowd was remarkably hushed throughout the main event. When the prizefight was concluded, The Dream was crowned the winner and undisputed champion of the lightweight division. Yet, when the Californian fighter glided across the ocean to face the man from down under, he knew it was a twofer. That’s because the original contract stated that in the case that Haney won, there would be an immediate rematch stage once again in Australia. But that was then and this is now!


Before they could even get out the ring, during his post-fight interview, Haney was already hinting at going in another direction. He provided himself this backdoor by saying, “if the networks and the fans” wanted to see it then they could do it again. Now had this bout been exciting, intriguing or even mildly competitive, this would be a different story. But it wasn’t. Instead The Dream went to Kambosos’ backyard and boxed his ears off.

Boxing insiders comment on a Devin Haney vs George Kambosos rematch

So the question does become, as Haney stated, do the networks and fans want to see this again? Thus far, the answer appears to be a resounding ‘no!’ The boxing lesson that Haney slow-roasted Kambosos with was effective in proving his superiority as an athlete. Instead of these two dancing again, we would all be well-served if they went their separate ways for the next dust-up. Supporting this notion, before either fighter could change from their fighting trunks to street clothes, the boxing community was already thumbing its nose at the notion of a rematch. Let’s hope this sentiment wins the day!

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By: Bakari Simpson

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