George Kambosos Jr vs Devin Haney: Preview and prediction

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The bout for the Undisputed Lightweight title between George Kambosos Jr and Devin Haney is expected to take place at 15:00 AEST and 06:00 BST on Sunday.
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George Kambosos Jr vs Devin Haney preview

This Sunday, George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney will square off for the undisputed lightweight title fight.

The champ will be putting WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and The Ring lightweight titles on the line, while Haney is putting up his WBC lightweight strap. Meanwhile, Kambosos come to this bout with a 20-0 record with

10 knockouts. The Australian boxer clinched his titles in 2021 after defeating Teofimo Lopez. He won it via split decision to become the new unified lightweight world champion. One judge had it 114–113 for Teofimo, while the other two scored the fight 115–112 and 115–111 in favour of the Australian.

The upcoming fight against Haney will be the first title defense for Kambosos.

On the other hand, Devin Haney has held the WBC lightweight title since 2019. He became the youngest world champion.

The American boxer record currently stands at 27 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws. He is currently undefeated in a total of 27 contests. Of those 27 wins, he won 15 with knockouts.

Meanwhile, in his previous fight, Haney defeated Joseph Diaz by unanimous decision to retain his WBC lightweight title.

George Kambosos Jr vs Devin Haney prediction

Kambosos is a good and intelligent fighter, tough, and his style is deceiving, while he is also a defensively sound fighter. The best way to beat him is in the early round of the bout. In a fight against Lopez, the American entered the ring with the hope of ending the bout in early rounds via knockout, but he failed, as Kambosos was ready to match with him until the end.

Meanwhile, Kambosos has very quick hands and punch creativity, which allows him to jab well and score knockdowns. It should be noted that George always wants the last punch in exchange.

On the other hand, Haney also has fast hands. His impressive jab will help him keep the distance and wait for the counter attack. The American is a better defender than Kambosos; he can avoid a lot of what is coming his way with his reflexes and high speed.

According to the bookies, Devin Haney is the favorite to win this bout.

Even though Kambosos will be fighting on home turf, which is an advantage for him, Haney is more skilful, effectively keeps the distance and uses his quick hands to score more. He can accomplish that because Kambosos sometimes struggles defensively.

We expect that Haney will control the fight and win by decision.

Most Popular FAQ for George Kambosos Jr vs Devin Haney

  • Date & Location: Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia
  • What’s on the line: Undisputed Lightweight Title
  • Time: The fight night will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Bookmaker Ratings prediction – Haney to win by decision – 1.61.

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WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles
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