Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has had his say ahead of the undisputed lightweight title fight in Australia, and it is fair to say that he is confident in the American, Devin Haney.
23-year-old Haney convincingly won the WBC, WBA, WBO & IBF titles from Kambosos back in June, but an automatic rematch clause in the fight contract meant that Haney must give the Aussie the chance to win his belts back.
Many fight fans are disregarding the rematch, expecting it to be as one-sided as the first fight in which Haney won by unanimous decision, and promoter Hearn told DAZN that he feels the same way.
“I was just out talking with some boxing guys in Australia, they’re not giving George [Kambosos] a lot of hope in this one because of Devin’s [Haney] dominant performance last time out.”
“George has been quiet in the build-up to this fight, he’s trying a different approach and I love George Kambosos, I think he’s a great guy, but I just see Devin winning every round again.”
“I just think his confidence is there, he knows the gameplan, he’s a very smart fighter and I just see him producing a clear points victory again.”
Despite Hearn and many boxing fans feeling like Haney will win every round of the fight, Kambosos has clearly been training hard and has even been sleeping in the gym as he hopes to put in a stronger performance this time around.
“Ferocious” Kambosos indicated that the referee played a part in Haney’s masterclass last time out and stopped the flow of the fight, but this time he hopes that they can have a “real fight” which will allowing to better showcase his talent.
The fight will be available to watch on Sky Sports for UK fans, with ringwalks expected around 3:30am on Saturday night (1:30pm local time). This will conclude a huge 24 hours for Australian boxing, with Liam Paro taking on Brock Jarvis, the night before.