George Kambosos Jr is “Undisputed champion” at 135 says WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman
By Charles Brun: WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed on Wednesday that George Kambosos Jr. IS the “undisputed champion” at lightweight now after his victory over IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO 135-lb champion Teofimo Lopez last November.
This means that Suliaman calling Kambosos Jr. (20-0, 10 KOs) the “undisputed lightweight” champion is that there’s no longer any need for him to fight WBC 135-lb champion Devin Haney.
Devin Haney fight NOT needed by Kambosos
With Sulaiman authenticating that Kambosos is the undisputed lightweight champion, he’s singlehandedly taken all the air out of Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn’s argument for why Haney should be the one that faces Kambosos next rather than the other Kings in the lightweight division.
Hearn’s rationale for why Haney should be the one that faces Kambosos next is because the fight would be for the undisputed lightweight championship.
Fighting Haney will do nothing for Kambosos to bring him the undisputed champion status because he’s ALREADY earned it by defeating Teofimo Lopez on November 27th.
Eddie thinks that Kambosos’s WBC Franchise title isn’t a real one and that he can ONLY become the undisputed champion if he defeated his fighter WBC 135-lb champion Haney (27-0, 15 KOs).
But with WBC President Sulaiman confirming that Kambosos is the undisputed lightweight champion already destroys Hearn’s argument for why Haney should be the one to fight the Australian next.
Sulaiman recognizes Kambosos as the 4-belt champ
With Sulaiman saying that Kambosos is already the undisputed champion, he doesn’t need to fight Haney. Fighting him would be redundant unless the WBC wants to make the fight’s winner a ‘Double undisputed champion’?
“Devin Haney has the WBC lightweight title, he’s a pride WBC champion, he has grown into being a tremendous champion,” said WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman.
“Kambosos defeated [Teofimo] Lopez, who defeated [Vasily] Lomachenko, so I do believe is due recognition as undisputed champion and great fights to come,” said Sulaiman.
If you’re Kambosos, what Sulaiman said today about him already being the undisputed lightweight champion is music to his ears because it now means he doesn’t need to fight Haney to earn that honor.
What Kambosos should now do is look to get the biggest money fight possible, be it against one of these five Kings at lightweight:
- Ryan Garcia
- Vasily Lomachenko
- Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz
- Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis
- Devin Haney
Kambosos can’t go wrong with a fight against the highly popular Ryan Garcia if the Southern California native is interested in fighting him next.
A fight between Kambosos and King Ry would make the most noise worldwide, bringing in a large audience in Australia.
Haney would likely not attract nearly as much interest because he lacks charisma. After all, he doesn’t have a big following.
Gervonta Davis would be a good option for Kambosos, but Mayweather Promotions are keeping Tank in-house against only their fighters and guys from the PBC.
- Haney not interested in waiting for Lomachenko to take tune-up
- Devin Haney to fight Lomachenko if he’s victorious against Kambosos on Oct.15th
- Devin Haney says George Kambosos will get beat worse in rematch
- Devin Haney Implies That Ryan Garcia Is All Bark But No Bite