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George Kambosos Fired Back Monday At Haney Camp Posturing

George Kambosos Fired Back Monday At Haney Camp Posturing

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George Kambosos Fired Back Monday At Haney Camp Posturing

George Kambosos Fired Back Monday At Haney Camp Posturing

It’s the start of another week and on the Undisputed Lightweight title front, champion George Kambosos of Australia took to social media on Monday to repeat that he will face the best available opponent in his homeland later this Spring. Specifically, the unbeaten Kambosos took shots at WBC secondary Lightweight champ, unbeaten American Devin Haney.

This was in response to Haney father and trailer, Bill Haney, making comments last week that Kambosos should be open to fighting his son in the U.S.

Kambosos first responded on Twitter Monday afternoon Australia time, to a item about the elder Haney’s comments,

Kambosos further correctly pointed out that he’s been willing to fight all over the world to secure and eventually, win the Lightweight titles that he did last Fall in New York against previous Undisputed champ, Teofimo Lopez.

“I fought in England, Greece, Malaysia, New Zealand and 4 times in America to become World Champion. I earned my stripes while some of these boys with bigger egos than accolades can’t even go to another American state to fight. Let alone 8000 miles, down under. How embarrassing,” Kambosos wrote.

The Australian also ended the post with a “duck” emoji, indicating that he believes that Haney is now trying to not fight him.

As we wrote previously, the more likely fighter that would be willing to come to Australia is former Undisputed 135 lb. titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko of Ukraine. “Loma” was last in action in a December dominant, unanimous decision win over Richard Commey in New York. And, in addition to fighting for world titles previously in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York, Lomachenko also won the unified WBA/WBC World Championships in another tremendous 12 round performance in England over favorite son, Luke Campbell in August of 2019.

So, he’s more than proven a willingness to travel wherever the most lucrative fight would be.

Back in December, Loma, who lost the four belts to Lopez in Las Vegas in October 2020, told ESPN post fight with Commey that he wouldn’t have any problem meeting Kambosos in his home country,

“I need this chance. And, if God gives me this chance, I’ll take it. I’ll go anywhere I need to go to fight him,” Lomachenko told ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna.

Of course, Devin Haney said the same thing directly to Kambosos, as they stood side by side in Las Vegas on the DAZN streaming coverage of Haney’s win over Jo Jo Diaz, also in December. That’s when Haney made the comment about going “to Jupiter” to have the fight with Kambosos, if he had to do so.

The likelihood is that Lomachenko will end up being the guy to go “Down Under.” This, as Bob Arum of Top Rank who promotes Loma, has previously had a major fight of his with Manny Pacquiao there in 2017 in a bout with Australia’s Jeff Horn.

Arum also previously hinted in early 2021 that if there was enough money in the offer from an Australian venue, promotion, etc., that he would’ve considered staging Lopez against Kambosos there. Then, Arum, and everyone else that bid, lost the purse bid to Triller for the Lopez-Kambosos title fight.

After months of delays, Triller eventually defaulted and never staged the Lopez-Kambosos bout. Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn was awarded the fight and it was held in late November at the adjacent Hulu Theater next to Madison Square Garden.

That’s when Kambosos outfought Lopez in a thrilling 12 round bout, with both fighters knocked down to gain the belts and all the leverage he needs to have a mega-fight title defense in his home continent.

Now, we’ll see who gets that deal done with him, and probably soon, to fight there.

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