George Kambosos Jr. Says He Would Have Trashed WBC’s Email if He Were Devin Haney

Published 04/11/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 21: George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr poses during the Footy shows fight night Press call on January 21st, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by El Pics/Getty Images)


George Kambosos Jr. is leaving no stones unturned in his preparations for the Teofimo Lopez fight. The Australian boxer is extremely pumped ahead of his bout against the champ, Lopez. The matchup between this duo was in discussions for a long time, and it will go down within the next two months.

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Except for Devin Haney’s WBC title, this fight will have all the lightweight titles on the line, making it a momentous unified lightweight bout. But, the challenger Kambosos Jr. believes this fight should be for the undisputed championship. This is because he feels the WBC champ, Haney, never truly fought for his belt, and hence, he doesn’t deserve the champ status.

Speaking to Fight Hub TV, he said, “Now Devin Haney never fought for the title. Never won the belt properly. He was an interim champion or a super whatever he was a super champion, and all of a sudden, he got an email, or Gmail or yahoo mail whatever you want to call it and he became a world champion.”

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“If that was me, I would have said listen, I’m putting the email in junk and spam and I ain’t accepting that I’m sending it back because I like to earn things.”

‘Ferocious’ has hung around the lightweight division for a while now, but he principally stayed out of the limelight. A fight against Lopez will definitely be his biggest bout to date, and he’s supremely keen on maximizing his returns when he steps into the limelight.

That said, he wished to have all the 135-pound titles on the line and make this fight even more rewarding for himself.

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Can George Kambosos Jr. upset Teofimo Lopez in this highly awaited bout?

The 27-year-old exhibits a clean track record of 19 wins. On paper, he is undoubtedly stronger than Teofimo Lopez, who holds a 16-0 pro-boxing resume under his wing.

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Despite that, Kambosos Jr. will walk into this fight as an underdog because Lopez is a young force in the game, and he has struck every boxing fan’s eye pretty quickly. However, ‘Ferocious’ will have his intent clear on what he wishes to achieve from this fight.

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Considering that, his approach in this bout will be watchful and the undefeated boxer will only look to solidify his spot in the lightweight landscape.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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