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Haney wants WBC to make him Kambosos mandatory for his “Real” belt

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By Charles Brun: WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney wants the World Boxing Council to make him the mandatory to George Kambosos Jr. after hearing the President of the sanctioning body confirm that the Australian fighter is the “Undisputed” champion for the weight class.

Haney was given a BITTER pill to swallow on Wednesday, finding out the reality of his devalued, meaningless title.

We learned that Haney’s WBC title is the “junior” version to the WBC Franchise “Upper level” belt that Kambosos holds, which means there is absolutely no reason for the Australian fighter to face Devin.

To put it another way, the WBC basically let Haney know that his lightweight title is valueless by saying that Kambosos is the undisputed champion. As such, Kambosos is considered the REAL champion by the WBC and Haney the lesser one.

Devin asks WBC to make him mandatory for Kambosos

Haney’s promoter Eddie Hearn has argued for weeks that the four-belt lightweight champion Kambosos MUST face Devin to try and earn the “undisputed” champion status because he can’t call himself that until he defeats him. However, that fight is no longer necessary after the revelation of the WBC boss.

Image: Haney wants WBC to make him Kambosos mandatory for his "Real" belt

On Wednesday, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed what many in the media already knew that IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO lightweight champion Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) IS the “Undisputed champion.

@wbcmoro, if my belt is the “Jr” one, make me the mandatory for the “REAL” one,” said Devin Haney on social media in sending a message to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman after hearing him call WBC Franchise champion George Kambosos Jr. the “Undisputed” champion on Wednesday night.

Well, if Haney had any sense, he’d vacate his secondary belt so that he could be made mandatory to Kambosos’ REAL title and not have to pay sanctioning fees on his pretend strap. With the WBC saying that Kambosos is the undisputed champion, they’re letting Haney know that his title is a fake one, second-rate, and completely worthless.

The chances of the WBC granting Haney’s wish to be made the mandatory for Kambosos’ title are slim and none.

The WBC likely won’t make Haney mandatory for Kambosos’s belt because that’s not how the Franchise champion thing works. That belt doesn’t have mandatories, and it never will.

Sulaiman says Kambosos is the undisputed champion

“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.

So there it is, straight from WBC President Sulaiman’s mouth in letting the world know that Kambosos IS the undisputed lightweight champion, which means that Haney is a secondary belt-holder and not the main one.

If Haney knew what time it is, he would drop the WBC title right away and go after one of the titles where he wouldn’t have to worry about discovering the belt is a worthless trinket after winning it.

Now that the WBC President has informed the media that Kambosos is the undisputed champion, he no longer needs to worry about fighting Haney to become the four-belt champion. So with that problem taken care of, Kambosos can pick out one of these Kings for his next fight:

  • Ryan Garcia
  • Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz
  • Vasily Lomachenko
  • Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis

Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) or Pitbull Cruz would be great options for Kambosos’ next fight in Australia. If I were Kambosos, I’d stay far away from Lomachenko because he has too much talent, and he’s likely to lose to him.

Tank Davis is a waste of time because there’s no chance of Kambosos fighting him because he only faces in-house guys from Mayweather Promotions and PBC.

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