WBC lightweight champion, Devin Haney plans to prove he is the real deal when he fights George Kambosos Jr. for the IBF, WBO, WBA titles in Australia.
Kambosos Jr. shocked many when he beat Teofimo Lopez back in November to become the champ and now he will face Haney in a unification fight on June 5 in Australia. It will be in Kambosos Jr.’s home country and Haney knows that will be a factor but the WBC champ knows how good he is and he plans to prove that on June 5.
“He can pump himself up to whatever he thinks,” Haney told Fox Sports (via BoxingScene). “On June 5th, I will show it. I will show everything that I am made of and walk out victorious. He’s not supposed to have any respect for me or anything like that, because you’re going in there, we’re going in there to fight and compete. I’m going there to win and to take his belt. So if he doesn’t have any respect, then that’s no problem.
“This is a huge opportunity for me, you know, just to become the youngest undisputed champion. This is bragging rights,” Haney continued. “The world has said so much, the boxing world has said so many things, all this and that. This is finally my time to prove the doubters wrong and show my fans that I am the real deal.
“It is my time to prove that I am the best of the bunch and nobody put me into place. I earned it, just like I will earn these belts,” Haney concluded. “At the end of the day, this is a fight for the history books, the youngest undisputed champion. My kids will remember this moment, my family will forever have that.”
Devin Haney is coming off a decision win over Joseph Diaz back in December to defend his belt and improve to 27-0.
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