Matchroom CEO Frank Smth Fires Back At Lou DiBella Over Kambosos-Haney

Matchroom Boxing CEO Frank Smith insists unified lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr wants to face WBC holder Devin Haney for the undisputed title but says the Australian’s promoter Lou DiBella needs to be “sensible”.

The two fighters have spent weeks tweeting one another with various claims and insults. Haney’s promoter Eddie Hearn has had his say on negotiations in various interviews and after offers and counter offers DiBella claims his team have moved on and are looking elsewhere.

After Matchroom’s John Ryder-Daniel Jacobs card on Saturday night Boxing Social’s Andi Purewal caught up with Smith who had some strong words for DiBella.

“I can’t really stand Lou DiBella to be honest,” said Smith.

“Ultimately, we want to make the biggest fights and the biggest fight is the undisputed fight between Devin Haney and George Kambosos.

“Really, if he [DiBella] was sensible we’d all work together and go right how can make this fight happen and how can we make the most amount of money possible for our fighters. That’s our job to do. Take out everyone’s interests. Our job is to deliver for our fighters, and I think if Lou DiBella
cared about that as much then these type of fights would happen but let’s see how it plays out. I think George Kambosos wants the Devin Haney fight. I think it’s the fight that makes the most sense. We want it, Devin Haney wants it. So, we’ll see.”

Click here to watch the rest of Boxing Social’s interview as Smith talks Ryder-Jacobs, Cash-Madiev and more.