Kambosos has to get even with Haney, otherwise he’s a weakling – Hearn


Matchroom Boxing head Eddie Hearn says ex-champ George Kambosos (20-1, 10 KOs) didn’t really have much of a choice but to say he’d get a rematch with current lightweight all-around (up to 61.2 kg) Devin Haney (28-0, 15 KOs). Because, the functionary believes, if he had not done this, he would have been known as a “weakling”.

On June 5, Haney confidently outboxed Kambosos on points.

The Aussie announced yesterday that he had activated the rematch clause. The fight could take place in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, so again in Australia.

“I think George is a great guy, but judging by his social media, he got a little carried away with himself. When he went into the fight against Lopez, he probably had a different mindset than before the fight with Haney, says Hearn. “He needs to get revenge. Regardless of whether anyone thinks he can win the second time or not. It will be a very difficult fight, but this opportunity should not be missed. No warm-up fights or retreats.”

“Maybe he would never get a chance to win titles again. So in place of Kambosos it was necessary to grab a chance. If he hadn’t chosen him, it would have been like a confession: “I can’t beat Haney.” And so he will make adjustments and try to defeat Devin. I think he needs to take more risks. Then he’ll have a chance,” Eddie said.

Kambosos has already managed to compare himself with Tim Tszyu.