George Kambosos activates rematch clause against Devin Haney


It’s been two weeks since George Kambosos faced Devin Haney, falling by unanimous decision as the American became the first undisputed lightweight champion of the four-belt era.

But Kambosos is wasting no time trying to reclaim his belts, with his father Jim Kambosos announcing via Instagram that he has officially activated the fight’s rematch clause.

It was revealed in mid-May that as part of the Kambosos negotiations against Haney, the Aussie had a rematch clause which would give him another shot at the titles in Australia, should Haney win the first fight.

There was speculation that Kambosos wouldn’t get his rematch right away, with some believing he’d step down to let Haney take on Vasiliy Lomachenko, or that he wasn’t competitive enough in the first fight to warrant one. second.

But those fears appear to have been put to rest, with an officially announced rematch most likely to take place in Australia as well.

Talk to FightHype before the first fight, Devin Haney claimed he was happy to accept the rematch clause, as it would help “cement his legacy.”

“I wish the next fight was in my home country, but that’s what they demanded for the fight to happen,” Haney said.

“We don’t want to miss this opportunity, I am a real champion, I will beat you in your garden, twice if necessary.”

Although he shocked the world when he defeated Teofimo Lopez, the fight against Haney was a much tougher task for Kambosos, who suffered the first professional loss of his career as the judges scored him 116- 112, 116-112, 118-110 for Haney.

Speaking after the fight, Kambosos acknowledged that Haney had been the best man of the day, but he would bring something different to their rematch.

“I’m going to change a few things and it will be different later this year. I didn’t have to fight him but I gave him a chance straight away,” Kambosos said.

“[The right hand] landed a few times, but he had a smart game plan and did what he had to do to win. Today they gave him the decision, but I’m sure that will change when we resume.

Although it is confirmed that the fight will take place in Australia, there is no confirmation of the exact venue yet, with Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in consideration, per The Mail Mail. Kambosos has already expressed his wish to fight in his hometown of Sydney.


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