George Kambosos Jr. wants a rematch with Devin Haney.
Kambosos Jr. and Haney had their undisputed lightweight title fight and throughout the fight, it was clear Haney was controlling the bout. In the end, Haney clearly won a decision to become the new undisputed lightweight champ and even though the scrap wasn’t that close, Kambosos Jr. said he will likely trigger his immediate rematch clause.
“Yes, 100% … we’ll do it again,” Kambosos said when asked if he would exercise the rematch clause. “Look, I gave him the shot. If I hadn’t given him this shot, he wouldn’t have had his moment right now. He grabbed and held a lot and did what he had to do to win. That’s what it’s about. You do what you have to do to win, and today they gave him the decision, but I’m sure it will change when we get it on again. … This is going to make me hungrier.”
Although Kambosos Jr. wants to run it back, Haney says he will do whatever makes sense as he won’t duck again. But, for him, in order for him to run it back it needs to make sense and many have said a rematch is not needed.
“I’m not ducking or dodging nobody,” said Haney. “If it makes sense, if the network wants it, I’ll do it again. But it has to make sense.”
Should George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney run it back, the former champ knows what he did wrong and is confident he can have success in the rematch.
“I have to implement a few things, but I thought the fight was very close,” Kambosos said. “He moved. He boxed. He didn’t really want to come into the fight too much, but that’s his game, so I give him respect. I’m going to change a few things and get him back at the end of this year. I take the risks. I fight the best in the business. At the end of the day, I didn’t have to fight him. Not many wanted to fight him. But I gave him the shot right away, so I’m sure we’ll do it again.”
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