Kambosos makes weight on 2nd try for Haney world title fight

Australian boxer George Kambosos gestures during a public training session at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, June 2, 2022. U.S.-based Australian boxer Kambosos will put his WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line on Sunday at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium to fight American Devin Haney. (Diego Fedele/AAP Image via AP)

Australian boxer George Kambosos gestures all through a general public teaching session at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, June 2, 2022. U.S.-dependent Australian boxer Kambosos will place his WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line on Sunday at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium to struggle American Devin Haney. (Diego Fedele/AAP Impression by way of AP)


Australian boxer George Kambosos designed the fat on his next try Saturday for his earth light-weight unification title battle from American Devin Haney.

The U.S.-dependent Kambosos skipped the 135-pound limit originally, weighing in at 135.36 lbs .. He experienced two several hours to return to the scales to assure Sunday’s combat right before an expected group of 50,000 at Marvel Stadium could officially go forward.

He returned 70 minutes later and weighed 134.36 lbs. He thrust his arms in the air as soon as he built the body weight and glared menacingly at Haney’s camp.

Seeking to defend his three environment titles in the division and choose Haney’s prized WBC belt, Kambosos even eliminated all of his clothes all through his very first try but was nevertheless around the restrict throughout the weigh-in at Margaret Courtroom Arena at Melbourne Park.

Haney weighed in productively on his very first attempt at 134.92 pounds and criticized Kambosos, tweeting a clown emoji.

“He ain’t designed fat,” Haney stated. “I’m a correct champion and accurate champions would make body weight.”

Kambosos, 28, holds the WBO, WBA, and IBF light-weight titles. He arrives into the combat with an undefeated record of 20- with 10 KOs and won all 3 of his globe titles when he defeat Teofimo Lopez in 2019.

Haney is 23 and also has an undefeated history of 27- with 15 KOs. He also experienced an newbie file of 138-8 and turned professional at the age of 17.

Previous Australian boxer Jeff Fenech, who gained globe titles in a few weight courses, joked for the duration of his television commentary that “you really should never believe in lodge scales.” Fenech afterwards praised Kambosos for getting on these a robust fighter in his first bout in Australia in 5 years, but predicted Haney would earn the 12-spherical struggle.

Haney gained great news on Saturday when his appeal versus his coach/father Bill’s preliminary denial of a visa experienced been approved.

“Of class I’m content to have my father but absolutely nothing improvements,” Haney explained to FightTV. “I’ll however observe the identical blueprint and do what we have to do to get the occupation done. Every thing has just been performing out in my favor and we’re completely ready to battle.”

Bill Haney was documented to be flying from Las Vegas to Melbourne to get there in time for Sunday’s combat. When Monthly bill Haney was originally denied a visa, his son referred to as in Yoel Judah, the father of previous American boxer Zab Judah, as his trainer.


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