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Haney goes over old ground with Kambosos, winning widely once more – Boxing News


It was a rematch ordered by a contract somewhat than public demand, however Devin Haney confirmed his superiority over George Kambosos second time round, writes Sean Nam

It was deja vu over again.

In one of many extra blatantly redundant rematches in current reminiscence, Devin Haney vivisected George Kambosos Jnr. over 12 rounds, replicating his effort 4 months earlier to stay the light-weight division’s undisputed champion.

Kambosos, who, in an obvious try to show over a brand new leaf, ditched each his longtime coach and supervisor going into the combat, promised to flash a much more aggressive type. And it appeared, initially, he was on observe to take action, after 29-year-old landed a booming overhand proper within the opening spherical that caught the 23-year-old’s consideration. However Haney — larger, longer, faster — wouldn’t take in too many punches like that over the course of their combat. Haney shortly took management of the the tempo and rhythm, preserving the Aussie at bay with the jab and dispensing punishment with the best hand. By the tip, Kambosos was carrying a ghastly crimson masks.

Judges Leszek Jankowiak, Craig Megcalfe, and Manuel Oliver Palomo believed they noticed an much more dominant combat from the scientific Las Vegan denizen than within the first combat, handing over scorecards that learn 119-109, 118-110, and 118-110, respectively. (Scorecards for the primary combat favored Haney by a barely smaller margin: Two judges had it 116-112, whereas the opposite had it 118-110).

A return bout nobody had been calling for, Haney-Kambosos II was primarily a pre-determined affair due to the gulf in expertise between the 2 fighters. Haney, in fact, had no selection however to take part within the matter, since Kambosos had a contractual prerogative, which he instantly invoked after the loss in the summertime. The rematch clause — that favourite cudgel amongst boxing promoters to guard their investments — was a part of a litany of enterprise phrases that Haney needed to comply with earlier this 12 months in an effort to get the prospect to swap punches with Kambosos, who on the time held three of the light-weight belts.

If Haney had inoculated Kambosos with the jab within the first combat, his key weapon for the second was the best cross. Haney repeatedly landed his again hand, till Kambosos was drenched in blood by the tip of the combat.

“I went in there I knew he was on the lookout for the jab however I needed to indicate another instruments within the arsenal,” Haney mentioned within the postfight interview. “My dad needed me to throw the hook extra however I felt like the best hand is what received me the combat tonight.”

The appropriate hand opened up for Haney as a result of Kambosos made a key miscalculation in his technique: by attempting to modify stances so ceaselessly — born, little question, out of a misguided understanding of what it means to be “slick” — Haney had loads of openings to fling his sharp cross.

“When he first got here out, I didn’t anticipate him to be switching,” Haney mentioned. However I caught on to his timing and his angles, and I began to select my pictures extra.

“In opposition to a southpaw, the best hand is all the time on the cash. That’s what occurred.”

For all the offensive novelties he introduced into the ring, Kambosos appeared contemporary out of solutions by the point the center rounds rolled round. Within the sixth spherical, Haney had Kambosos bleeding from his left eye. And, within the seventh, Haney was the one who was starting to do the stalking.

After a lull, the combat took an fascinating flip late within the combat. In a uncommon sequence, the ninth spherical noticed each fighters commerce punches in the midst of the ring. Haney had the ultimate phrase, nevertheless, connecting with a mix late that appeared to harm Kambosos. Within the subsequent spherical, sensing the Aussie was harm, Haney started swinging for the fences and appeared on the verge of even getting a stoppage.        

Requested if he needs to combat subsequent the likes of Vasiliy Lomachenko and Gervonta Davis subsequent, Haney refused to call particular fighters. It has been reported, nevertheless, that Prime Rank Inc., the promotional firm that backs each Lomachenko and Haney, is trying to stage a combat between their two shoppers someday subsequent 12 months.

“Man, we taking over all comers,” Haney mentioned. “Irrespective of who it’s. We wish to combat the most effective fighters on the planet. I imagine I’m the most effective fighter on the planet. Whoever it’s subsequent, convey them on.”

Katsuhiko Nakamura refereed.

Haney retains Kambosos on the tip of his jab (Mikey Williams/Prime Rank Inc through Getty Photos)

On the Prime Rank/DBE-promoted undercard, Aussie bantamweight contender Jason Moloney fended off a sport Nawaphon Kaikanha of Thailand over 12 rounds.

The judges noticed a lopsided combat in favor of Moloney, handing over scores of 118-110, 118-110, and 119-109.

But, Moloney, a former title challenger, bumped into a couple of tough patches in opposition to an opponent who was by no means as soon as really wobbled. Within the tenth spherical, Kaikanha related with a proper hand that momentarily destabilized Moloney.

Malcolm Bulner refereed.

Junior bantamweight contender Andrew Moloney, the brother of Jason, inched nearer to one more doable title shot with a complete factors win over Norbelto Jimenez of the Dominican Republic in a 10-round junior bantamweight bout.

All three judges (97-90, 98-88, 98-89) had it for Moloney.

Moloney scored two knockdowns, one apiece within the first two rounds. Jimenez, who complained to the referee all evening lengthy, was additionally deducted some extent for hitting after referee Ignatius Missailidis issued a cease to the motion.

Cherneka Johnson overcame a ugly minimize above her brow early in her 10-round protection of her junior featherweight title in opposition to former champion Susie Ramadan to win a unanimous choice.

The scores had been 97-90, 96-92, 96-91, all for Johnson.

By the second spherical, each fighters had been bleeding from the face but it surely was Johnson who fared the more severe after an inadvertent head conflict created an enormous gash above her left eye. A hoop physician appeared near stopping the combat however allowed it to proceed.


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