Erika Montoya Mexico City / 31.05.2022 17:49:09 With the intention of sneaking into the select list of undi
Mexico City / 31.05.2022 17:49:09
With the intention of sneaking into the select list of undisputed champions this weekend in Melbourne, Australia, the local George Kambosos and the American Devin Haney will meet in a duel agreed to 12 rounds.
Champions, young and undefeated, guarantee of a first level fight. Kambosos is the owner of the crowns of the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization; while Haney will put the belt of the World Boxing Council on the line.
“This is unbelievable. This is what sport is all about. I made this happen. I picked the biggest fights possible. I eliminated Teofimo Lopez. Obviously, he was prepared to fight Lomachenko, but he couldn’t. No problem, Devin, do you want to step up? And he did it,” said the 28-year-old Australian who maintains a record of 20-0 with 10 knockouts.
At 23 years old and with a record of 27-0 with 15 knockouts, Haney recognizes that it is the opportunity he had been waiting for, since the criticism has accompanied him since he was promoted from interim to absolute champion when Vasyl Lomachenko was proclaimed franchise champion by the World Boxing Council.
“This means everything. It is a dream come true for me since I was a child. This is boxing’s greatest achievement. There is nothing he can do in the ring that is better than me, and I will show that on fight night. I don’t take anything from him. I think he’s a good fighter, but I think I’m on a completely different level.”
In the history of modern boxing, in the era of four belts, only seven have achieved maximum glory: the Americans Bernard Hopkins, Jermaine Taylor and Terence Crawford, the Ukrainians Vasyl Lomachenko and Olexandr Usyk, as well as the Englishman Josh Taylor and the Mexican Saul Alvarez.