A fight between George Kambosos Jr and Devin Haney looks to have finally been agreed.
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger tweeted this evening that the undisputed lightweight title fight will go ahead on June 5 in Melbourne, Australia.
Kambosos, the WBA, IBF and WBO champion, will have home advantage as has always been the case for his first defence. The deal includes a rematch down under should Haney win.
The WBC champion was promoted by Matchroom USA but is now a free agent. This fight agreement will see him enter into a multi-fight co-promotional deal with Top Rank and Lou DiBella.
If the report is accurate then the June 5 fight date brings to an end a period of snipes on social media and a traditional saga of will they or won’t they fight.
Kambosos memorably won his titles five months in New York when the Australian toppled Teofimo Lopez. Haney has been the WBC title holder since 2019 and last time out passed his toughest test to date against JoJo Diaz. However, this summer ‘The Dream’ will travel thousands of miles in a bid to become the undisputed lightweight champion of the world.
The war of words will continue until June but one of the biggest fights in boxing looks to be going ahead.