The WBA Super, WBO, IBF and WBC lightweight belts are on the line when George Kambosos takes on Devin Haney in a huge undisputed showdown.
George Kambosos won three of the 135lbs titles with a shock win over Teofimo Lopez in November and the Aussie is now 27/20 to be crowned the undisputed lightweight king.
Devin Haney brings the WBC belt to the ring and the Dream is rated the 3/5 favourite for this high-class contest.
The bout promises to be an epic showdown and fight fans are being treated to a clash between two boxers at the peak of their powers.
This undisputed lightweight contest takes place on Sunday, 5th June, 2022.
The card gets underway at 01:00 and the main event is expected to start at 04:00.
The fight will take place at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The venue is the second-largest stadium in Melbourne and it plays host to Aussie rules, cricket, football, rugby league and rugby union.
Australia would be an infrequent location for big-fight nights, but Jeff Horn’s clash with Manny Pacquiao and Kostya Tszyu’s contest with Ricky Hatton were both staged Down Under.
Yes, boxing fans are in for a weekend treat, with Sky Sports picking up the rights for the fight. Coverage will begin on Sky Sports Main Event and Action at 02:00.
Haney is the 3/5 favourite but it’s a competitive betting heat. Kambosos holds three of the lightweight titles and the Aussie is rated the 27/20 outsider.
All four major lightweight titles are on the line in this undisputed clash. Kambosos brings the WBA Super, WBO, IBF belts to the ring and Haney is the WBC 135lbs champion.
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Kambosos is unbeaten in 20 professional bouts, with ten of those victories coming by stoppage. Ferocious took his form to a new level, when upsetting Lopez to claim the WBA Super, WBO, IBF titles in November.
That was a shock win, but the Aussie was unproven rather than exposed and it’s possible that Kambosos just needed an opportunity to show what he can do on the big stage.
Kambosos had previously recorded good wins over Lee Selby and Mickey Bey and the Aussie is a tough and talented performer.
Haney is also unbeaten, with the American recording 27 professional victories. The Dream is more experienced at the top-level and the Las Vegas fighter has made three successful defences of his WBC 135lbs belt.
Haney picked up his world title when defeating Alfredo Santiago in 2019 and The Dream has since beaten good operators Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jorge Linares and Joseph Diaz.
The American has recorded 15 stoppage victories, but the majority of those have come in low-key bouts and Haney’s last four victories have all come by decision.
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