On December 30, George Kambosos and Devin Haney will meet for the second time this year in Melbourne for a fight for the undisputed lightweight world title.
As of Tuesday, the rematch at Rod Laver Arena had been confirmed for Sunday, October 16 (Sunday, October 15 in the US).
During their first fight on June 5 at Marvel Stadium, Haney won by unanimous decision, stripping the Australian of his IBF, WBO, WBA, and The Ring 135-pound titles.
In the second installment, the American will be heavily favored, but Kambosos will, of course, bet on himself.
When did the first fight occur, and what happened?
Both men entered their June bout with plenty of self-assurance, as neither had ever lost in their professional careers prior to that point.
Haney won a resounding victory despite fighting far from home and dealing with the difficulties posed by his father and main trainer, Bill, moving to Australia.
The 23-year-old boxer was outstanding, controlling the fight with his jab and dodging the majority of Kambosos’ punches.
Judges scored it 116-112 x2, 118-10 for Haney, making him the first undisputed lightweight champion of the four-belt era.
Exactly what purpose does a rematch serve?
It has been suggested that Haney face a different opponent in his next fight because of how convincingly he won the first one.
To the relief of Australian fight fans, the contract Kambosos signed with Haney before their June bout required Haney to rematch Kambosos in Australia in the event that Kambosos lost.
Due to Kambosos’s possession of the IBF, WBO, WBA, and The Ring titles After his victory over Teofimo Lopez, he was in a position of absolute power during the talks.
It didn’t take long for Kambosos to invoke the rematch clause after Haney’s June victory, setting the stage for a rematch.
It’s round two in Haney and Kambosos. How likely is a rematch, exactly?
Bookmakers made Haney a slight favorite for the first fight at $1.65, but many gave Kambosos a good chance at victory at $2.40.
If you think Kambosos can make the adjustments needed to get his hand raised in the rematch, you’ll find a lot more value on him.
Palmerbet’s 23/08 odds.
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Where the lightweight division is at right now
With a variety of fighting styles represented by the sport’s elite, the lightweight division has kept its allure as one of boxing’s most intriguing.
With his current collection of belts (IBF, WBC, WBA, WBO, and The Ring), Haney has cemented his position as the undisputed champion at 135 pounds and one of the best young boxers in the world.
If Kambosos wins in October, he will take all of Haney’s belts and completely overhaul the division.
Other notable boxers include former unified champion Vasyl Lomachenko, who will fight Jamaine Ortiz in late October in his first bout since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Gervonta “Tank” Davis, a heavyweight, is another divisional star and the current WBA (Regular) champion.
The 27-year-old has no scheduled fights, but there are persistent rumors that he will face fellow undefeated American Ryan Garcia. This fight, which would be a huge draw due to both fighters’ massive fan bases and entertaining styles, has been talked about for quite some time.
No matter who wins or loses on October 16, there are still plenty of intriguing potential matchups to be had in the lightweight division.
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