Via Adam Baskin: Devin Haney said his team has laid out a game plan to tackle the high job rate for George Kambosos Jr, and he insists “it will work” on Sunday as the two prepare for the job. undisputed lightweight champion.
Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) will bring her 135-lb WBC title to defend it against champion IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Interestingly, Kambosos chose not to carry 4 world championship belts when he met Haney. It is unclear if the Kambosos were superstitious about Haney touching them and teasing him.
Some boxers believe that if their opponent tightens their belt, it means they will lose. Given Kambosos’ ego, it’s unlikely he believes it’s possible to magically stop him from winning just by touching his belt during press conferences.
Kambosos has reaped many successes after a nasty win over Teofimo Lopez last November. He mentioned Teofimo in most of his interviews, and he was clearly surprised that he himself won the match.
Kambosos’ personality has undergone a change since he defeated Teofimo. Instead of being the humble person he used to be, Kamaboso is almost arrogant to the extreme, acting like he’s been at the top for years.
Unfortunately, the only name on Kambosos’ resume is Teofimo Lopez, and he was injured while hitting him. It’s amazing how quickly Kambosos’ ego shot through the roof with his victory.
Even Elvis Presley remained modest for the first three years after he achieved fame, but Kambosos’ victory over Teofimo went into his head alarmingly.
“I am relaxed and ready to go on Sunday. This is a dream come true for me and I look forward to achieving it by Sunday,” Devin Haney told the assembly team. media on Wednesday.
“If I thought that was a factor, I wouldn’t be here,” Haney said when asked if it weren’t for his dad, Bill, being there with him in Melbourne, Australia could have been a problem for him. him in this war.
“I’m here with the mindset of not leaving without a belt, and I’m not doing anything different. On Sunday, I’m going to be on the pitch by any means necessary.
“Devin Haney is undisputed. The undisputed youngest,” Haney’s prediction of the fight. “I just want to be a role model and an inspiration to older boxers, younger boxers betting on themselves, and that’s what I’m doing.
“I believed in my skills and my talent, and I fell apart without my dad and without a head coach. I’ll show you it’s doable on Sunday.
“Of course, we prepare for everyone differently and we prepare for whatever he brings to the table,” Haney said when asked if he’s prepared for the punch-out fighting style. high of Kambosos or not. We’ve established a game plan and it should work.