Via Sean Jones: According to promoter Eddie Hearn, negotiations are underway for the undisputed lightweight bout between George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney.
Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn has confirmed that they have received an offer from Team Kambosos and that they are reviewing it. Unknown hearn and Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) will play hardball in negotiations, knowing that they are the first choice for Australian boxers.
If Hearn and Haney overplay, they might end up with some air, as this isn’t a fight they can squeeze into the Kambosos like in the Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte.
Haney is not obligated to the Kambosos, so this is a fight he can take or drop it depending on how the negotiations go.
The less well-known 23-year-old Haney needs this fight more than Kambosos, as he doesn’t have many fans in the US and is in a deprived position. In contrast, Kambosos had a whole country behind him in Australis.
Negotiations have begun now that Vasyl Lomachenko has turned down a bout against 135 lb four-belt champion Kambosos Jr (20-0, 10 KOs) after deciding to stay in Ukraine and defend against the invasion. Russian strategy.
“Yes, we are negotiating; We received an offer,” said Eddie Hearn on the Kambosos-Haney negotiations. “We are looking at that today and hopefully, if the terms are acceptable to Devin Haneywhich I believe they will, then we will continue the fight. ”
If terms are not accepted for Haney, he may be in luck as the deal he is being offered is said to be similar to the one given to #1 WBC Lomachenko who has already done many things. more in his career.
Assuming that Haney won’t matter, we’ll see him and the Kambosos battle it out for the undisputed lightweight championship early summer on June 5 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
The winner of the Kambosos vs Haney match will keep all four titles at 135, but they won’t necessarily be the top dog.
Hearn would obviously say that Haney is the best fighter in the division if he defeats the Kambosos, but the truth is, he will still have three hurdles to overcome for him to cement himself as the best in the field. 135-lb division.
To become a true No. 1 at lightweight, the Kambosos-Haney winner will need to beat the winner of Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis against winners Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero, Ryan Garcia and Lomachenko when he returns. from Ukraine. Until then, the winner Kambosos vs. Haney would be considered the belt holder but not the #1 in lightweight.
I know how long the flight is… as long as my Slippers! Don’t try to tell me about it BUT I’M IN MY WAY! https://t.co/bZb9pvaokr
– Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) March 21, 2022