George Kambosos Jr to attend Haney vs. Diaz on Saturday in Las Vegas
By Chris Williams: George Kambosos will be in attendance this Saturday night for the fight between WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney and Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be streamed LIVE on DAZN.
Kambosos is going to get some much-needed visibility by sitting ringside for the Haney vs. Diaz Jr. card, and he’ll be seen by millions of fans worldwide.
Moreover, Kambosos will likely be giving a lot of interviews and eating up what could be his 15 minutes of fame. Unfortunately for Kambosos, this might be as good as it gets for him because there’s a high possibility that he’ll be dethroned by Haney in the first quarter of 2022.
Once Kambosos loses those “beautiful belts,” he’ll likely slip back into obscurity, albeit with a fattened bank account filled with millions.
Last Saturday, Kambosos pulled off a minor miracle by beating a weight-drained and reportedly injured IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez Jr. by a 12 round split decision.
Poor Teofimo looked utterly drained at the weigh-in last Friday night, and you could tell from his appearance that he would be up the creek for the fight with the highly motivated Australian.
From Chris Williams’ view of the fight, Teofimo was roughly functioning at 40% capacity to what he is typically, and that wasn’t going to be enough to beat Kambosos.
The World Boxing Council has already shown their disrespect for Haney (26-0, 15 KOs) by calling Kambosos Jr. “#andthenew Undisputed Champion of The World!”
Kambosos Jr (20-0, 10 KOs) is NOT the undisputed champion at lightweight because he’s missing the WBC belt, which is still in possession of Haney.
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The 28-year-old Australian Kambosos still needs the WBC strap before he can be justly referred to as the undisputed lightweight world champion, and that’s not going to be easy for him to attain that honor.
“I’m going to bring a big fight back to Australia with 80,000 people, and I think that’ll top it [beating Teofimo Lopez], defending the belts,” said Kambosos Jr to Fight Hub TV.
Kambosos seems very assured that Haney will agree to fight him in his backyard in Australia. I wouldn’t be so sure of that if I were George because Haney might resist the idea of being the B-side in front of 80,000 Kambosos fans.
Why would Haney willingly put himself in the position of fighting in front of a massive audience of pro-Kambosos fans?
“I was extremely happy,” said Kambosos when asked if he was happy with how he performed against Teofimo last Saturday. “I caught him beautifully in the first round, and I put him down, and the fight totally changed,” said Kambosos.
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