Leonard Ellerbe picks Devin Haney to defeat George Kambosos Jr
By Dan Ambrose: Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe is picking Devin Haney to defeat George Kambosos Jr. due to his technical skills in their fight on June 4th.
While Ellerbe believes WBC lightweight champion Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) can defeat IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO champion Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs), he’s not sure whether the judges will give it to him.
Haney, 23, is the visiting fighter from the U.S and will be fighting the home country fighter Kambosos at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
With Kambosos being the Aussie and the fight taking place in Australia, it’s understandable why Ellerbe would have doubts about Devin’s chances of winning.
If Haney does get robbed in this fight, it’ll be a good eye-opener for him to teach him to hold off from fighting in another fighter’s home country.
It’s understandable if you’re a needy fighter going up against a big superstar who gives you options but to travel to their backyard.
In Haney’s case, he didn’t have to do this because he’s the unbeaten WBC champion, and he could have continued defending his belt in Las Vegas.
“He has every tool to be successful and come out a winner in that fight in the ring,” Ellerbe said about Haney. “The question is going to be, do they give him the fight? That’s what it’s going to come down to,” said Ellerbe.
If Haney does get robbed, it’ll be seen by a lot of boxing fans, and it’ll give Kambosos a black eye.
“Devin has a tremendous amount of skills, and again, matching him up against Kambosos,” said Ellerbe.
“I commend them for that. They’re chasing greatness and him [Devin Haney] being a top guy in their minds holding the hardware,” said Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe to Fighthype about Devin Haney being willing to travel to Australia to fight George Kambosos for two fights.
“Why not?” said Ellerbe when asked if a possible Haney vs. Gervonta Davis fight can get made if Devin beats Kambosos. “It all has to make sense.
“Just because you have all the belts, that doesn’t mean you’re a big-time attraction to make a big event for a lot of money. We see that right now. There’s a reason why they’re fighting in Australia. Would that fight [Kambosos vs. Haney be big in the United States? Among the die-hard boxing fans.
“Is that a pay-per-view fight? Do you see what I’m saying? You see the difference?” said Ellerbe, shrugging his shoulders as if Kambosos vs. Haney wouldn’t be a PPV-worthy fight in the U.S.
“Tank has been the biggest attraction without all that,” continued Ellerbe. “To answer your question, ‘Do I think he [Haney] beats Kambosos?’ Yes, I do,” said Ellerbe.
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