Devin Haney vs. George Kambosos Jr. Rematch Set For October 16 in Australia

Devin Haney, George Kambosos Jr

Devin Haney and George Kambosos Jr. will be running it back.

Haney and Kambosos Jr. fought back in June in Australia as the Australian was looking to defend his belts for the first time since upsetting Teofimo Lopez. Haney ended up controlling the fight and dominated it from bell-to-bell to win a lopsided decision.

Following the loss, Kambosos Jr. made it clear he would be triggering his immediate rematch clause.

“Yes, the rematch is happening, 100 percent. I have activated the rematch clause,” Kambosos Jr. told NewsCorp. “The Emperor is dead, but Ferocious is still alive and I will be back. We haven’t finalized a venue. There’s options for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. It will be in Australia which is great. I know I can win a rematch. I will make some changes and this is my destiny to show how great I am and get those belts back.

“I know I can beat Haney. My confidence hasn’t been broken. On the day, Ferocious wasn’t at his best. I was just off a touch, but no excuses,” Kambosos Jr. continued. “He did what he had to do with his jab, he is a smart operator but I have to be smarter at my game plan next time. I am blessed to get the shot again and not many Australian boxers can say they’ve had three world title fights in a row. I shocked Lopez to win the belts, I lost them to Haney but now I will be working on a game plan to get the belts back. I have the eye of the tiger again.”

Now, with Kambosos Jr. officially triggering the rematch clause, the fight is set to take place on October 16 in Melbourne, Australia at Marvel Stadium. The fight will take place on October 15 in North America and will be aired on ESPN. Big Fight Weekend’s Dan Rafael first reported that October 16.

Devin Haney (28-0) is coming off the win over Kambosos Jr. and before that, beat Joseph Diaz by decision. In his career, he holds notable wins over Jorge Linares, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Zaur Abdullaev, and Juan Carlos Burgos. George Kambosos Jr. (20-1), meanwhile, suffered the loss to Haney after upsetting Lopez by split decision. To get the title shot he rattled off two-straight split decision wins over Lee Salby and Mickey Bey.

Who do you think will win the rematch between Devin Haney and George Kambosos Jr.?