Follow the broomstick. Kambosos reminded Haney of racism and “squealing”


De jure WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) probably already understood that poorly thrown lines can haunt you all your life and ruin your reputation. The Australian de facto absolute of this weight, George Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs), with whom the American will fight in a couple of days, recalled how Haney had previously stated how he would “never lose to a white man.”

“Listen, no white kid is going to beat me,” he said in 2020, when he was touted as a future opponent for Vasily Lomachenko. “I will fight the white man 10 times, and I will beat him all 10 times.”

Haney then quickly apologized for the remark as soon as he was “pocked” for racism, including, it seems, his promoter and TV channel. He assured that he “learned his lesson.” Kambosos, however, decided to get this ugly story out of the closet in order to further promote their fight.

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“I’ve been made aware of the racist comments he’s made here, and suggesting that he’ll never lose to a white man just shows what kind of person he is,” George said. – These are comments “below the belt.” Disrespect for humanity, for all Australians and for white people all over the world.”

The Australian assured that, of course, he likes to fray, but at the same time he watches his language.

“I always treat people with respect regardless of race, religion, color or creed. I have a few African American friends and they are some of the coolest people in the world,” Kambosos added. “And if Haney thinks no white man can beat him, well, I’m going to punch him on Sunday.”

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Moreover, according to George, Kambosos “tipped off” him on Teofimo Lopez before the Australian’s fight with him in New York.

“I have proof that he was a snitch. Haney first contacted me about five weeks before the fight (against Lopez). I got a message, he says, “This is Devin Haney, I have some information about Lopez that might help you.” I remember then I thought: “Wow,” said the Australian.

Haney said that he even received death threats for the racist scandal with Lomachenko.

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