Kambosos on Haney: “He’ll definitely be running once he feels the power”
By Sean Jones: George Kambosos Jr. says Devin Haney will be running once he gets a taste of his power on June 5th at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Kambosos, 28, says he was looking for some sprinters to help him get adjusted to the running that Haney will be doing on the night, but it was too costly.
The Australian Kambosos has got his work cut out for him because he’s got slow feet, and his plodding style of fighting is going to be perfect for the more athletic Haney to take advantage of.
The unified lightweight champion Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) states that he’ll let WBC champion Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) run, and then he’ll track him down and “drown him.”
Without punching power, it’s going to be difficult for Kambosos to do anything with Haney once he gets to him. Kambosos is a finesse fighter who lucked out when he fought an injured & weight drained Teofimo Lopez last November.
If Kambosos had fought the version of Teofimo that defeated Vasyl Lomachenko a year earlier, he would have been in for a long, long night last November.
“Whatever they bring to the table, it’s not going to be enough,” said George Kambosos Jr. to Fight Hub TV about Devin Haney.
One thing that Kambosos has going for him besides home country advantage is that Haney will be without his trainer/father, Bill Haney for the fight. Bill isn’t being allowed into the country due to a conviction from 30 years ago.
Whether that’s enough of an advantage for Kambosos to win the fight is the magic question. Haney already has the game plan by now in how to defeat Kambosos, so he really won’t need his dad to be there.
Haney will be on cruise control, and if there’s a problem, he has the expert trainer Yoel Judah working his corner for the fight.
Judah has seen fighters like Kambosos many times during his career, and he’ll know what to do if plan A doesn’t work for Haney.
“Devin Haney, once he feels the power, he likes to run. So, he’ll definitely be running,” Kambosos Jr. continued.
“I’ve been going to the athletic track, looking for sprinters and runners, cross country runners, sparring partners. It’s going to cost me too much to bring these guys, and the insurance isn’t high enough for me.
“June 5th, I’ll do the business. I’ll let him run and cut him down & drown him,” said Kambosos on his plan for Haney.
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