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Devin Haney ready to give Kambosos a rematch

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By Allan Fox: Undisputed lightweight champion Devin ‘The Dream’ Haney (28-0, 15 KOs) says he’ll be ready to give the dethroned former unified 135-lb champion George Kambosos Jr. (20-1, 10 KOs) a rematch.

At the post-fight press conference, Kambosos confirmed he would be taking the rematch with Haney, and he says it was a close fight.

Haney, 23, was on another level than Kambosos, beating him with a jab all night long and taking advantage of his lack of ingenuity. Kambosos chose to stay with the original game plan for the fight and never adapted.

After the fight, Kambosos said he would develop a different game plan and fight Haney in late November. We’ll see if that happens.

Kambosos will need to think hard before activating the rematch clause because his chances of success in a second fight with Haney are minimal.

Moreover, the ticket sales for the second fight between them in Australia will likely be nowhere near what they were for this fight because the fans won’t be giving Kambosos much chance of winning.

He fought like the overmatched b-level fighter he was expected to be before his last fight against Teofimo Lopez.

You can argue that if Teo had chosen to box Kambosos rather than slug, he would have done the same thing Haney did. Kambosos has very limited boxing ability, and his short arms make it difficult for him to get to his opponents.

“I will be back,” said Haney about a rematch with Kambosos if he chooses to go that route. “I’m going to take a few things from this and look forward to doing it again at the end of this year.”

“I took the last round off because I knew I was comfortably ahead. I fought a good, smart fight,” said Haney.

“George gave me my shot. I can’t say anything bad about him,” Haney said to K.O. Artist Sports. “If we do it again, we do it again. We’ll see. I knew right off the top that it was going to be the key to this fight,” Devin said about his jab.

“I jabbed, and everything came out fine. No, my jab is superb,” Haney said when asked if he was surprised that Kambosos was never able to make adjustments in the fight.

“It’s hard for anybody to get past my jab. I definitely felt like the stronger fighter, but I knew I was far away from home. I didn’t want to have any mishaps. So, I just stayed focused and kept doing what I was doing that was working.

“I knew they were going to boo. I knew they were going to be loud. I just came out and did what I was supposed to do,” said Haney about the pro-Kambosos crowd at the Marvel Stadium.

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