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George Kambosos Jr. to defend lightweight title against Devin Haney in Australia

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By Peter Oglos and Chris Spyrou

Greek Australian boxing sensation George Kambosos Jr. will be defending his Unified World Lightweight title in Melbourne on June 5, 2022, after announcing his fight with American fighter Devin Haney.

Photo: The Greek Herald/Chris Spyrou

Kambosos currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and The Ring titles, recently stunning the boxing world to defeat former champion Teófimo López by split decision. The victory was named ESPN’s Upset of the Year and put him in the driver’s seat of boxing’s hottest division.

His new opponent, Devin Haney, is currently undefeated and boasts a 55.56% knock-out rate.

Photo: The Greek Herald/Chris Spyrou
Photo: The Greek Herald/Chris Spyrou

After winning seven fights across Europe and the US, Kambosos is ready to fight back on Australian soil for the first time since October 2017.

The Greek Australian will be fighting in front of up to 50,000 people at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne – home to the world’s biggest Greek population outside the homeland. It is set to be the greatest boxing event in Australia’s history.

Announcement of George Kambosos Jr’s title defence against Haney. Photo: The Greek Herald/Chris Spyrou

Tale of the Tape:

George Kambosos Jnr
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Lives: Sydney, New South Wales,
Age: 28
Nickname: Ferocious, The Emperor
Weight: Lightweight
Stance: Orthodox
5′ 91⁄2′′ / 176cm Reach: 68′′ / 173cm
Record: 20 Wins (10 K/O’s), 0 draws, 0 losses
Debut: 18-05-2013
Titles:
World Boxing Association (WBA) Super World Light Title International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Light Title World Boxing Organisation (WBO) World Light Title
The Ring World Light Title

George Kambosos Jr with his family after the fight announcement in Melbourne. Photo: The Greek Herald/Chris Spyrou

Devin Haney

Born: San Francisco, California, United States of America
Lives: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
Age: 23
Nickname: The Dream
Weight: Lightweight
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 8″ / 173cm
Reach: 71′′ / 180cm
Record: 27 Wins (15 K/O’s), 0 losses (0 K/O’s) 0 draws Debut: 11-12-2015
Titles:
WBC World Lightweight Champion
World Lightweight Rankings:
The Ring # 3

Photo: The Greek Herald/Chris Spyrou

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