Undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney puts all four of his belts on the line against George Kambosos Jr.
It's the second time the pair have clashed and the first bout was an entertaining contest. Haney secured a unanimous decision victory in front of over 40,000 fans in Melbourne and the Dream walked away with all four 135lbs belts.
This time Haney is a red-hot 1/10 favourite and the San Francisco puncher is 4/7 for a repeat decision triumph.
Those that fancy the upset can back Kambosos at 6/1, while the draw is rated a 20/1 shot. The Aussie is 11/1 to claim a stoppage victory in front of a home crowd and it's 2/5 that the bout goes the distance.
Devin Haney v George Kambosos Jr
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
03.30am, Sunday 16th October 2022
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|Odds||Devin Haney 1/10, George Kambosos Jr 6/1|
The fight will take place on Sunday 15th October2022
The main card is expected to kick off at 12.30am. Haney and Kambosos are expected to begin their ringwalks at 3.30am. Exact times will depend on the duration of previous undercard bouts.
The bout will take place at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The venue is the centerpiece of the National Tennis Center and it plays host to the Australian Open.
Aside from Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the Rod Laver Arena has staged basketball, motorbike super-crosses and music concerts. The arena attracts over 1.5million visitors per year and has a maximum capacity of 15,400.
Haney v Kambosos will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK, while the fight will be broadcast on ESPN in the US and available on Foxtel PPV in Australia.
Haney is rated the red-hot favourite, with the challenger Kambosos a 6/1 chance, while the bout is 2/5 to go the distance.
The Dream is 11/5 to win by stoppage and 4/7 for a points victory. Ferocious is 11/1 for a knockout triumph and 12/1 to get the judges' decision.
All four major belts are on the line in this lightweight contest. Haney is the undisputed 135lbs champion and the San Francisco fighter makes the first defence of his four belts.
The Dream was the WBC champ going into the first bout between these two and Kambosos brought the WBA, WBO and IBF titles to the ring. Haney came out on top Down Under and he was crowned the undisputed lightweight king.
Haney is a superbly gifted and undefeated undisputed lightweight champion. The San Francisco fighter has won all of his previous 28 professional contests and 15 of those victories have come by stoppage.
The Dream became the youngest world champion in boxing when he was elevated to WBC lightweight champion in 2019.
The 23-year-old won the vacant WBC interim belt when beating Zaur Abdullaev and he became a full WBC world champ after Vasiliy Lomachenko was promoted to Franchise Champion.
Since then the San Francisco fighter has beaten Alfredo Santiago, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jorge Linares, Joseph Diaz and Kambosos.
The victory over Diaz is high-class form and Haney will no doubt take plenty of confidence from knowing that he has already had the measure of Kambosos.
All of the Dream's last five fights have gone the distance, but they have all been unanimous decisions in Haney's favour. There could still be more to come from the 23-year-old.
Kambosos is a former WBA, WBO and IBF world lightweight champion. Ferocious shocked the boxing world when beating Teofimo Lopez to win those titles last year and the Aussie also has excellent wins over Lee Selby and Mickey Bey on his card.
The 29-year-old has lost just one of his 21 professional contests and that was of course last time out against Haney.
It would be unwise to write off the Aussie, after just a single defeat, and we have seen before that Ferocious is no stranger to upsetting a more fancied rival.
Kambosos has recorded ten stoppage victories, but all of his last four bouts have gone the distance.
Jason Moloney and Nawaphon Kaikanha clash in a WBC bantamweight eliminator.
Andrew Moloney is also on the card and there's an IBF women's light-featherweight title contest between Cherneka Johnson and Susie Ramadan.