by Dan Ambrose: Devin Haney revealed on Sunday that he is in negotiations with George Camposos Jr. to fight in Australia in April. Haney (27-0, 15 KOs), the WBC lightweight title holder, has expressed his impatience with the negotiations, wondering if quadruple belt champ Kambos Jr. (20-0, 10 KOs) He wants to fight.
According to Haney, he agreed to all the terms Kambosos, the 28-year-old IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO lightweight champ, asked him, citing travel and a vaccine.
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix says: Hanyi has already received his first dose of a two-shot regimen of the COVID-19 vaccine he needs to travel to Australia to take on Kambosos.
Haney, 23, doesn’t say what the holdup is in the negotiations, but Camposos may have another offer to fight.
Given how shaken Kambosos is as a champ, he should get the best deal possible as his 15-minute fame as the undisputed lightweight champion likely ends in April when he defends all four bars for the first time.
It’s no surprise that Kambosos and his promoter Lou DiBella are heading into a fight against Haney rather than Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis or Vasily Lomachenko.
It’s a winnable battle for him. Camposos’ chances of beating Tank or Lomachenko will be slim.
– Devin Haney (Realdevinhaney) Jan 16 2022
“Hani told SInow that he received one of two doses The COVID cohort intends to have the second, which is a requirement to fight in Australia,” Chris Mannix said.
The disappointing thing about Haney getting into the fight with Camposos instead of Gervonta Davis, Vasily Lomachenko or Ryan Garcia is that Devin plans to move up to the 140lb class right after that.
As such, this will be a file Arrest and release Hani’s situation. He catches the four Camposus belts, using the money as his lure to catch the big fish from Australia, after which he will take out the belts after winning.
So instead of having the undisputed champ at 135, the belts would be scattered, creating a free-for-all among the lightweight contenders to grab.
It would be better if it was Lomachenko or Ryan who would face Camposos because at that time, they would likely hold onto the belts and defend it after defeating him.
It will be interesting to see how much money Haney promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing gave Kambosos to Devin for this fight in April.
Giving the fight to the highest bidder It means that Camposos will get good salaries, but this will not improve his chances of winning.
If Kambosos wants to grab his four lightweight titles and make sure he stays the champ for longer than one fight, he should go head-to-head with defense against Ryan Garcia. He is by far the weakest of the four fighters initially mentioned as options for Camposus’ first – and probably the only – defense of his titles.
This writer will choose Ryan to defeat Camposus because he is a better fighter and will catch him with his left hook to get the knockout at some point in the fight.
The way his wounded and weight drained, Teofimo teetered Camposos on the brink of a knockout in the tenth, Ryan would have gotten him to that point early in the fight and then finished it. Teofimo could not finish the job due to his poor stamina and a throat injury.
Ryan will make an adjustment in April, and he could face Joseph Jojo Diaz Jr. unless Dan Rafael’s sources are correct in telling him that Mercito Gesta and Saul Rodriguez are the two names King Ray is looking to confront next. .
Camposos defeated Teofemo Lopez by 12 rounds in a surprise win on November 27 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Teofimo has been out of service for 13 months, due to COVID-19 illness, and reportedly developed a throat problem due to the fight.
On top of that, Camposus seemed to have depleted severely after weighing in after draining from about 160 pounds of lean muscle to 135 to make the weight. He would probably stop Teofemo Camposos if they met in a rematch at 140.