Jesús Cova’s view: Kambosos-Haney in a head or tails fight 

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Jesús Cova’s view: Kambosos-Haney in a head or tails fight 
Inoue and Donaire at press conference. Photo: Top Rank

Jesús Cova’s view: Kambosos-Haney in a head or tails fight 

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Jesús Cova’s view: Kambosos-Haney in a head or tails fight 
Inoue and Donaire at press conference. Photo: Top Rank

The undefeated Australian George Kambosos Jr., World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Champion and International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO), also recognized as franchise champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC), will risk the official belts this Saturday against his challenger, the also undefeated American Devin Haney in a fight that looks balanced even though the experts grant, mostly, without shyness, a slight margin in favor of the also WBC champion.

The venue of the bout-for this side of the world Saturday 4, there Sunday 5-will be the Marvel Docklands stadium in Melborune, Australia, with a capacity of just over 56 thousand people, of course, most of them will support their compatriot, who won his crowns last November 27th of the year at Madison Square Garden in New York by an unobjectionable majority decision over the American of Honduran roots Teofimo Lopez, who went up as unanimous favorite, surprised by the antipodean with cards of 115-112, 115-111 against and an inexplicable 113-114 in his favor. Kambosos, 28, cruised to victory with a knockdown of his opponent in the first round and after even action from the 2nd to the 9th survived a knockdown in the 10th and was able to hold off his foe in the final two rounds. The victory left Kambosos with a record of 20-0-0, 10 knockouts.

Haney, a 23-year-old Californian, will go become the youngest unified division king in boxing history if he wins. He has 27 victories, 18 before the limit. Among his victories stands out one against Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares, the Venezuelan and three-time world champion in three divisions, whom he defeated on May 29 last year in a championship bout. His last fight was against Joseph in December 2021. He is a skilled, tough, hard punching fighter, who moves fast, has a good jab and quick movements.

Eddie Hearn, the famous English promoter of Matchroom Sport, is among the many who expect Haney to dethrone the Australian in either of the two possible ways. Hearn is even rumored to have in his plans a Haney fight-or in any case Saturday’s winner-against Gervonta Davis. The knockout Davis is the WBA champion. Last week he knocked out Rolando “Rollly” Romero in 6 rounds in a superb display of power and quality for his 27th win, 25 by KO. 

Davis is the “bogeyman” and the ghost in the road for the best of the moment at 135 pounds.


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